The Moksha Roundup
February 14 - 20, 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 FlowingData, Stefan Pullen, and Bloomberg. If you’re not subscribed already and want to see more in the future, sign up below:
01. When Americans Are Happiest
Nathan Yau at FlowingData has visualized data from the American Time Use Survey to showcase when Americans are happiest. He animates a series of circles, each representing a different activity, to represent how happiness-inducing those activities are at different ages.Visit the piece →
02. The Countries With the Longest — and Shortest — Retirements
This article from Bloomberg showcases the differences in retirement systems across the world. Using a variety of visualizations, the article shows how retirement ages vary across countries and the “effective” retirement age, which is the age at which people actually retire.Visit the piece →
03. Will global warming make temperature less deadly?
By Washington Post
For his first Climate Lab newsletter, Harry Stevens has asked a thought-provoking question: will global warming make temperature less deadly? The article, which is accompanied by a series of interactive visualizations, explores the relationship between temperature and mortality. As a bonus, he shares his work in a series of Observable notebooks.Visit the piece →
04. Patterns in the life of Vincent van Gogh
By Stefan Pullen
Stefan Pullen has extracted the data from Vincent van Gogh’s artwork, and presented this data in a pleasant, smooth scrollytelling experience, where he outlines Van Gogh’s life and the patterns in his artwork.Visit the piece →
This interactive map from The City shows where in NYC rent-stabilized units have been deregistered. It is a standalone map that shows patterns at a glance, through density, but also allows for deeper exploration.Visit the piece →
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