perspective

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Scroll, scroll, scroll through the depths of the ocean

The oceans are deep. But how deep and what’s down there? Neal Agarwal provides this piece, The Deep Sea, that scales the depths of the ocean to your browser window. Scroll, scroll, and then scroll some more to see what sea life (and other things) reside at various depths. Agarwal’s Size of Space piece from last month explores the size of space in a similar vein. It’s equally fun. This...

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SimCity-like views using satellite imagery

Maps typically show a view from straight above, which is good for navigation and to see regional patterns over large areas. However, missing out on the extra dimension of height can mean missing out on context. Robert Simmon for Planet Labs shows off some work in getting the less abstract perspective at a large scale. Tags: perspective, satellite

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Death in Syria counted

It is estimated that over 200,000 people have been killed during the Syrian civil war. That's a lot of lives. Lives. In a striking representation by the New York Times, a dot represents each life lost. Tags: New York Times, perspective, Syria

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Minimum Wage Machine pays in pennies

The Minimum Wage Machine by Blank Fall-Conroy places minimum wage in the context of seconds and pennies. Turn the crank, and every 4.5 seconds a penny drops out of the plexiglass case, which is the equivalent of eight dollars an hour. Stop cranking and you get nothing. [via Boing Boing] Tags: minimum wage, perspective

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A more realistic perspective of country sizes

Most of us have seen the True Size of Africa graphic that squishes multiple countries into an area we normally see as much smaller. This is because of projections, which places a spherical planet in a two-dimensional space. Different projections have different tradeoffs. Even the True Size graphic has issues. This interactive by Zan Armstrong tries a different route by overlaying two globes against each other. I was inspired to...

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A more realistic perspective of country sizes

Most of us have seen the True Size of Africa graphic that squishes multiple countries into an area we normally see as much smaller. This is because of projections, which places a spherical planet in a two-dimensional space. Different projections have different tradeoffs. Even the True Size graphic has issues. This interactive by Zan Armstrong tries a different route by overlaying two globes against each other. I was inspired to...

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