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The Moksha Roundup

Issue #49, January 17 - 23, 2023

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 Axios, Insider, and Taiwan Data Stories. If you’re not subscribed already and want to see more in the future, sign up below:

Pickup trucks have gotten bigger, higher-tech — and more dangerous by Axios

For Axios, Will Chase, Jared Whalen, and Joann Muller have visualized America’s obsession with pickup trucks, and how these trucks have evolved over the years. It features nice 3D models of trucks, as well as a variety of static and interactive graphics.

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Tech Layoffs Are Happening Faster Than at Any Time During the Pandemic by The Wall Street Journal

The Wall Street Journal writes about the frequency of tech layoffs during the pandemic. To visualize their data, they use a variety of graphics, including a timeline with monthly layoff counts represented by bubbles.

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Mixed Feelings of Happiness and Meaning by FlowingData

Nathan Yau at FlowingData has put together this simple yet revealing graphic of what activities Americans find most meaningful. It features a single chart that updates on scroll, showing the distribution of meaningfulness by activity.

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Major League Baseball used at least two types of balls again this year, and evidence points to a third by Insider

The team at Insider reports on a new analysis of 200 baseballs used in the 2022 MLB season and visualized the data. In particular, a chart from Annie Fu does a great job at showing discrepancies in weight on the aggregate and individual level.

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05. Taiwan's Lunar New Year

By Taiwan Data Stories

Taiwan's Lunar New Year by Taiwan Data Stories

The team at Taiwan Data Stories has put together another awesome piece, this time showcasing the foods and traditions of the Lunar New Year. It features their familiar side-by-side scrollytelling format, with a variety of illustrations and animations.

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