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The Moksha Roundup

November 1 - November 7, 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 Bloomberg, Politico, and Nomic AI. If you’re not subscribed already and want to see more in the future, sign up below:

01. How Ukrainians Are Protecting Their Centuries-Old Culture From Putin’s Invasion

By Bloomberg

How Ukrainians Are Protecting Their Centuries-Old Culture From Putin’s Invasion, by Bloomberg

In this Bloomberg article, Marie Patino and Rachael Dottle, with Karina Nguyen report on how Ukrainians defend their historical buildings and culture from Russia’s attacks.

The visuals—the photographs of buildings, a map of where Russian forces have destroyed sites since February, a 3D model of a damaged museum, and a scrollable horizontal timeline with before and after images—come together to help the reader envision and understand the ongoing destruction by Russian troops in the country.

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02. Election Results 2022

By Politico

Election Results 2022, by Politico

Ahead of the midterm election, Politico has set up a site to provide readers with live results as the media call the races.

As the results come in, readers will see how Congress changes from its current form, where 35 seats are up for grabs in the Senate, and every seat is at stake in the House. They will also be able to see who won in key races and when to expect to hear the outcomes, hour by hour.

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03. Candidates Keep Pushing Election Denial Online — Because It Works

By Bloomberg

Candidates Keep Pushing Election Denial Online — Because It Works, by Bloomberg

In this Bloomberg piece, reporters Davey Alba and Jack Gillum, and data visualizer Leonardo Nicoletti dissect why some politicians keep denying 2020 presidential election results on social media platforms.

The piece includes a bubble graph that compares regular posts with election-denying posts. Social media posts with false information outperform normal ones in terms of interactions by 100% or more.

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04. KREA Stable Diffusion

By Nomic AI

KREA Stable Diffusion, by Nomic AI

The Nomic AI team has created the KREA Stablie Diffusion Atlas, a new map for exploring 6+ million AI-generated images and the prompts used to created them. Read more about it in Ben Schmidt's thread.

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05. 🎥 Your First Data Visualization With Svelte & D3

By Connor Rothschild

🎥 Your First Data Visualization With Svelte & D3, by Connor Rothschild

A bit of shameless self-promotion. Connor recently conducted a workshop with newline on the topic of Svelte + D3 for data visualization. We think it was pretty good (but maybe we’re biased).

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