The Moksha Roundup
Issue #45, December 13 - 19, 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 Zach Lieberman, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, and others. If you’re not subscribed already and want to see more in the future, sign up below:
01. Atlas of Blobs
By Zach Lieberman
Artist Zachary Lieberman explores his love of blobs with this fascinating project commissioned by M+, Hong Kong's global museum of visual culture. For the piece, he asked 10 artists, designers, and researchers to pick one of his blob forms and describe it in prose.
The result is beautiful blobs—some that change color as they move, some that change shape fluidly—that are observed by colleagues who provide commentary on what they see.Visit the piece →
By ABC News
The piece includes a striking introduction using 3D black boxes. Then, using an animated sankey diagram, the authors explain how the UK’s visa program refused visas to certain groups based on flawed data that increased the algorithm’s prejudice.Visit the piece →
By The New York Times
The team at the New York Times analyzes the results of Sight and Sound’s 2022 list of the Greatest Films of All Time. Visually, the piece uses a grid that shows the poll’s results from 1952 to 2022, with clips from movies that made it on the list over the years.Visit the piece →
By The Pudding
In addition to the illustrations by VanMuijen, the article uses scroll-linked interactions to ask a series of questions, with the first being, “How are you doing today?”. Gradually, you’re asked to be more specific; to associate colors with your feelings and think about how they reflect on your body. The piece is full of meaningful activities that empower you to expand your emotional vocabulary.Visit the piece →
This Bloomberg article, with graphics from Leonardo Nicoletti, showcases how fentanyl has worsened the opioid overdose epidemic in the country.
Through a wide range of visuals, readers see how fentanyl is devastating communities and becoming the main culprit behind opioid deaths. In the first two years of the pandemic, deaths rose to their highest because people were isolated and didn’t have the necessary support to help them fight addiction. It’s a tragic reminder of how many lives have been lost to this crisis.Visit the piece →
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