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Powers of Ten

The Powers of Ten by Charles and Ray Eames from 1977 shows the size of the universe by starting at human scale and then zooming out further and further. Then it comes back down to Earth and zooms in closer and closer. I’ve linked to this iconic film a few times but just wanted to put up an actual post here for reference. You should definitely check it out if...

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Video series on all the chart types

Jon Schwabish has a new book coming out: Better Data Visualizations. To kick things off, he’s running a video series on the many different chart types. There will be 50 videos released daily, each with an invited practitioner to briefly talk about what the chart is and how it’s used. They’re already 10 videos into it. Should be informative. Tags: chart types, Jon Schwabish, video

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Parler video feed of the mob at the Capitol

As you probably know, there was a big Parler data scrape before the app and site went down. ProPublica spliced Parler video posts, sorting them by time and location. The result is basically a TikTok-style video feed of what happened. Tags: Parler, ProPublica, video

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Reconstructing protests in Minneapolis using hundreds of livestreams

From a distance, it’s difficult to build an understanding of the scale and nature of protests. A soundbite here. A video clip there. So, to show the Minneapolis protests more completely, The Washington Post and The Pudding stitched together 149 livestreams with timestamps and location: Videos were collected by searching Youtube, Facebook, Twitter, Twitch and other sources and then limited to live streams to ensure accuracy of time, location and...

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Analyzing the topics of cable TV news

From the Computer Graphics Lab at Stanford University, the results from an analysis of a decade of cable news: The Stanford TV News Analyzer has applied deep-learning-based image and audio analysis processing techniques to nearly a decade of 24–7 broadcasts from Fox News, CNN, and MSNBC going back to January 1, 2010. That’s over 270,000 hours of video updated daily. Computer vision is used to detect faces, identify public figures,...

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Guide to manipulated video

I have a feeling we’re in for a lot of manipulated videos as we get closer to the election. The Washington Post provides a guide for the different types. I hope they keep building on this with a guide on how to spot the fakes, but as they say, knowing is half the battle. Tags: fake, video, Washington Post

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Statistics crash course

Odds are if you’re reading this, you know what statistics is already, but if not (or you want to explain to someone else), Crash Course just started a series to explain the basics. Watch below. Tags: learning, video

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A Day in North Korean Airspace

While looking for some North Korean flight data, I stumbled upon this visualization of the isolated country’s national airspace. It shows hundreds of flights in and around South Korea and Japan — but only a handful traveling to or through North Korea. Fascinating.

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Social network of Earth’s plants and animals

Plants and animals interact with each other to stay alive, which in turn forms complex systems. I think the Lion King covers the system simplistically in song-form at the beginning of the movie, but that doesn't cut it when trying to predict the effects of things like climate. Jianxi Gao, Baruch Barzel, and Albert-László Barabási study the complexities of nature's network in greater detail. Mauro Martino helps explain the work...

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The Fallen of World War II

I don’t think most people realize how many Russians died during WWII and how that defined the rest of the 20th century. The below videographic tells the entire WWII story in detail.

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