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November 15, 2014 5:20 PM   Subscribe

The Kantar Information is Beautiful Awards 2014 celebrate excellence and beauty in data visualizations, infographics and information art. posted by Room 641-A (14 comments total) 61 users marked this as a favorite
SelfieCity (analyzing selfies) may not concern earth-shattering data but it's fascinating to manipulate.
posted by Room 641-A at 5:40 PM on November 15, 2014

Nice find! Just spent ten minutes looking over the Game Of Thrones Season 3 graphic from the winners link.
posted by JHarris at 5:40 PM on November 15, 2014

There are a couple of good campaign corruption infographics on the short list, too. I'm still looking through these, there seem to be sparkling gems scattered throughout.
posted by JHarris at 5:42 PM on November 15, 2014 [1 favorite]

Thank you for posting this.
posted by Tell Me No Lies at 6:29 PM on November 15, 2014

posted by signal at 6:44 PM on November 15, 2014

Loved this gem from the short list: Why You Are Still Alive - The Immune System Explained.
posted by DevilsAdvocate at 6:47 PM on November 15, 2014 [5 favorites]

The United States of Amoeba is disturbing.
posted by Brian B. at 6:59 PM on November 15, 2014 [2 favorites]

Ironically, when I click the "winners" link, I get nothing but a blank white page.
posted by jacquilynne at 7:00 PM on November 15, 2014

I love the Rite of Spring visualization. Very cool.
posted by Lutoslawski at 8:15 PM on November 15, 2014 [2 favorites]

Suddenly I feel like I can understand everything.
posted by johnnydummkopf at 9:38 PM on November 15, 2014 [2 favorites]

That rappers sorted by vocabulary one is amazing. But E40 shouldn't count cuz he makes up like 40% of his words.
posted by Potomac Avenue at 7:20 AM on November 16, 2014 [1 favorite]

Ah the selfiecity thing really grates on me. Almost all of that information is spurious, since they did such a bad job of operationalizing all their variables. When you click on "eyes closed," half of the people have their eyes open. People way down on the low mood scale are smiling widely. Tons of people without glasses come up when you click on "glasses." It would probably be just as useful if they had randomly distributed the selfies. I hate all this wankery where the "visualization" trumps the data quality, the readability, the clarity, and just about everything else that makes a data visualization useful.
posted by Dr. Send at 12:06 PM on November 16, 2014

God I hate Javascript zoom. Just give me a link to the f'n image please, please?
posted by pashdown at 6:12 AM on November 17, 2014 [1 favorite]

I really liked the Kurzgesagt video, and their channel has a bunch of other interesting stuff.
posted by sneebler at 7:55 AM on November 17, 2014

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