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The Moksha Roundup

Issue #55, March 14 - 27, 2023

Welcome to this week’s Moksha Roundup! This small newsletter is a 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 Straits Times, the Economist, and Shujaaz. If you’re not subscribed already and want to see more in the future, sign up below:

01. Is Singapore actually getting hotter?

By The Straits Times

Is Singapore actually getting hotter? by The Straits Times

The Straits Times has published this wonderful interactive essay and explainer on rising temperatures in Singapore over the past 40 years. The story contains a series of visuals that are connected to the users’ exact scroll position, making for an immersive and engaging experience.

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Elon Musk Is So Busy His Private Jet Is Taking 13-Minute Flights by Bloomberg

Elon Musk’s private jet use has been extensively studied and visualized by the team at Bloomberg, who put together this interactive piece showcasing the billionaire’s travel history. A rotating globe and whimsical animations show where Musk goes, how long he stays, and the economic and environmental impact of his travels.

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03. The Putin Show

By The Economist

The Putin Show by The Economist

In this 2022 article, The Economist breaks down the Russian government’s propaganda machine, and how it has been used to shape the narrative of the country. The article gives a guided tour of what Russian citizens consume on a daily basis, and visualize it with various multimedia elements—including newspapers, Twitter threads, and videos.

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Young & Kenyan: 7 Years, 13,000 Interviews with Kenya's Most Important Generation by Shujaaz Inc.

The team at Shujaaz, in collaboration with Beyond Words Studio, has developed this microsite to document the 13,000 interviews they conducted with Kenyan youth over the past 7 years. The site is a visual representation of the data collected, and is a great example of how to use data to tell a story.

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05. A Cathedral of Sound

By The New York Times

A Cathedral of Sound by The New York Times

In this stunning piece by the New York Times, we’re taken on a journey through the Notre Dame with a 3D model of the cathedral. The model is accompanied by a series of audio recordings, which are meant to showcase how the space itself affects sound, and how researchers are trying to preserve these acoustics as the cathedral is restored.

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