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The Moksha Roundup

Issue #51, February 1 - 6, 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 the Kontinentalist, the Guardian, and the South China Morning Post. If you’re not subscribed already and want to see more in the future, sign up below:

01. What is Missing?

By Maya Lin

What is Missing? by Maya Lin

Designer Maya Lin has created an interactive memorial focused on the environment, as part of her Memorial series. “What is Missing?” raises awareness about the present sixth mass extinction of species, and offers meaningful ways to help. Technically, the project is brought to life by OddCommon.

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Why your smartphone is causing you ‘text neck’ syndrome by South China Morning Post

We recently came across this 2019 piece from The South China Morning Post, which offers an extensive exploration of “text neck.” In addition to revealing static illustrations, the piece offers videos and interactive simulations to help readers understand the problem.

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How the Champions League final descended into chaos – visual investigation by The Guardian

The Guardian has put together a visual investigation of the 2022 Champions League final, which was marred by a series of distressing incidents. Scrollytelling, videos, and interactive graphics show temporal and geographic context, and walk the reader through the series of events.

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04. Rubber, Race, and Colonial Exploitation

By The Kontinentalist

Rubber, Race, and Colonial Exploitation by The Kontinentalist

This comprehensive piece from The Kontinentalist explores the history of rubber production in Southeast Asia, and the role of colonialism in the industry. It features maps, illustrations, and static and interactive charts to explore the complex history.

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05. Dashboard of the Present Future

By Lindsey Poulter

Dashboard of the Present Future by Lindsey Poulter

Lindsey Poulter has put together this dashboard of the “present future” as a submission for this year’s World Data Visualization Prize competition. The dashboard focuses on showcasing differences between high and low or medium income countries, and how these countries differ across various metrics.

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