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- Environmental damage isn’t just done by pollution. Infrastructure interferes with the environment as well, as told in this excellent story based interactive; Bear 71.
- Ideologies of the US population also spillover into the courtroom. The Ideological History of the Supreme Court shows the strength of these biases for each Justice.
- Politics are also driven by ideologies. Strongly differing ideologies can lead to intense debates. To see how intense, check out Visualizing Intensity of the Final Debate.
- This intensity was judged by the American people, and factored into their decision at the beginning of November. There were lots of complex maps showing the vote of each state, but the Guardian had one fun visualization that got straight to the point: Is Barack Obama the President?
- Now that we know the PoTUS for the next four years, let’s check out his connections on Twitter. Twiplomacy shows the breakdown of the Twitter networks of world leaders.
- Another interesting pattern is Apple’s transition from desktop to mobile. 10 Years of Daring Fireball shows the topics of John Gruber’s blog, revealing the transition.
- There are also high correlations between population density and the spread of epidemics. AIDSVu shows the distribution of AIDS patients across the US.
- Maps don’t even have to be of real places. Attacker Locations shows the location of kills and attack points in the virtual world of one of the Counter Strike levels.
- There are also maps being used experimentally in other media. The band, xx released a data visualization with their Coexist Album showing where the album has been shared around the world.
- Sometimes the best maps do not show geography. Jerome Cukier has mapped Events in the Game of Thrones series.