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The Moksha Roundup

Issue #53, 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

By FlowingData

When Americans Are Happiest by FlowingData

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.

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The Countries With the Longest — and Shortest — Retirements by Bloomberg

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.

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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.

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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.

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See Where NYC Landlords Stopped Registering Rent-Stabilized Units by The City

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.

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