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The Moksha Roundup

Issue #50, January 24 - 30, 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 Reuters, Stitch Fix, and others. If you’re not subscribed already and want to see more in the future, sign up below:

The battle against plant extinction by Reuters

Reuters has combined beautiful illustrations, scroll-linked videos, and data visualizations to explain how new drone technology enables scientists to discover, track and protect endangered plants.

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The Stitch Fix Algorithms Tour by Stitch Fix

The team at Stitch Fix has given us an extensive behind-the-scenes look at how they use data science to create personalized recommendations for their customers. It’s another great example of using visualization to explain the otherwise complex topic of machine learning (see similar work by Jared Wilber and Yi Zhe Ang).

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Who Benefits from Income and Wealth Growth in the United States? by Realtime Inequality

Researchers from the University of California, Berkeley have created a new tool that allows users to explore how income and wealth inequality has changed over time. It features a series of highly-customizable visuals that allow for visitors to explore otherwise complex data in a simple and intuitive way.

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The NFL's roller coaster season by Axios

Axios has made a simple yet revealing small multiples visualization showing NFL teams’ likelihood of making the playoffs over time. They’ve also documented the process of designing the chart in a Twitter thread.

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Does Your Local Museum or University Still Have Native American Remains? by ProPublica

As part of the Repatriation Project, ProPublica has created a database of museums and universities that still have Native American remains in their collections. Alongside a searchable database, they’ve also created a series of interactive visualizations to summarize their findings and prompt further exploration.

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