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The Moksha Roundup

Issue #24, July 12 - July 18, 2022

Welcome to this week’s Moksha Roundup! This small newsletter is a weekly roundup of the latest and greatest in the data visualization/design/visual storytelling world. Every week, we compile our favorite projects from journalists, storytellers, and technologists and share them with you.

In this issue, we share great visual storytelling pieces from the IISS, San Francisco Chronicle, the New York Times, and others! If you’re not subscribed already and want to see more in the future, sign up below:

01. Forma Fluens

By Forma Fluens

Forma Fluens by Forma Fluens

We recently came across this 2017 project by Mauro Martino, Hendrik Strobelt, Owen Cornec, and Evan Phibbs called Forma Fluens—Latin for Flowing Form—where they analyzed QuickDraw drawings from 34 countries.

The drawings are divided into categories and each category is divided by country to display its convergence or divergence. Through these images, users can see how people from different parts of the world see similar objects and how they remember them.

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California data on racial profiling suggests problem is getting worse by The San Francisco Chronicle

This article from the team at the SF Chronicle features great visualizations to illustrate the problem of racial profiling in California police stops. In particular, it features an animated chart showcasing police stops by race, to bring to life the available data. It is also complemented by simpler bar charts, and photography.

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03. Myanmar Conflict Map

By International Institute for Strategic Studies

Myanmar Conflict Map by International Institute for Strategic Studies

A team of researchers from the International Institute for Strategic Studies has created the Myanmar Conflict Map to highlight acts of violence in the country since the 2021 military coup.

Readers can view a map of Myanmar and use filters to explore six war zones and learn who was behind these violent attacks. The piece also includes a graph that shows the type of attacks and frequency from July 2020 to July 2022. It features development from Brody Smith; read more about his process here.

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Why So Many Children of Immigrants Rise to the Top by The New York Times

For this NYT Opinion piece, Peter Coy has teamed up with graphics journalists Sara Chodosh, Zach Levitt, and Gus Wezerek to dissect why children of immigrants have higher rates of economic mobility than the children of people born in the U.S.

Among its great visuals is a clever stairs animation which perfectly reflects the upward climb of children of immigrants compared to children of U.S.-born parents.

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Summer in America is becoming hotter, longer and more dangerous by The Washington Post

The team at the Washington Post has come together to report on how climate change is making the summer dangerously hotter for a longer time.

They combine maps, graphics, and images to showcase how the season, over the years, has gotten extremely hot, with things worsening around the U.S.

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