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The Moksha Roundup

Issue #54, February 28 - March 13, 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 Rest of World, Grid, and Will Donnell. If you’re not subscribed already and want to see more in the future, sign up below:

Tech's Very Bad Year, In Numbers by Rest of World

Rest of World has put together a data-driven piece visualizing the global tech downturn of 2022. We may be biased—because we made the charts—but we think the story does a great job of showcasing the complex data in a way that’s easy to understand.

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Asian Actors Have Been Underrepresented at the Oscars For Decades. Here’s the History. by The New York Times

For the New York Times, K.K. Rebecca Lai has visualized the history of Asian actors at the Oscars. Her interactive piece uses a single scrollable grid to showcase how often Asian actors have been nominated for Oscars (and in which types of roles), and how in recent years these trends might be changing.

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Ukraine, One Year at War: An interactive timeline of the conflict by Grid

The team at Grid has put together an interactive timeline of the conflict in Ukraine. The piece uses a geographically-linked timeline to showcase the major events of the conflict, and allows users to dive deeper into specific events with linked Grid stories.

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Which Generation Controls the Senate? by Will Donnell

Will Donnell has put together this simple yet informative grid to illustrate the generational breakdown of the US Senate. A series of tiles showcase the number of senators in each generation, and offer additional information on hover.

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The Deaths Putin Is Seeking to Keep Quiet by Der Spiegel

The team at Der Spiegel has put together a visually-stunning, data-driven piece visualizing data on 14,237 deceased soldiers in Russia. The piece uses a series of scroll-linked visuals to showcase the data, visualizing where soldiers had died, at what points in time, and their age at the time of death.

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