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The Moksha Roundup

Issue #57, April 5 - April 17, 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 Insider, ProPublica, and MIT. If you’re not subscribed already and want to see more in the future, sign up below:

Chronology of a Radicalization by CeMAS

In this digital report by the team at CeMAS—with development assistance from Ilja Sperling—researchers document how Telegram has become a platform for conspiracy theories and radicalization. Alongside prose, the report features multimedia elements like videos, audio snippets, and Tweets.

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America's Lost Chinatowns by Insider

In this story, Annie Fu and the team at Insider explore the history of “Chinatowns” in the US. It features distinct and media-rich stories for three Chinatowns—in Butte, Detroit, and Atlanta—and how these communities have been lost and revitalized over time.

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03. Slow Zones

By MIT Senseable City Lab

Slow Zones by MIT Senseable City Lab

The MIT Senseable City Lab has created this interactive explainer of “Slow Zones” in Paris—areas with intentionally lower speed limits that are meant to improve safety and foster a more pedestrian-friendly environment. The piece features stunning animations and visualizations that help explain the concept and effectiveness of slow zones.

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04. Collision Course

By ProPublica

Collision Course by ProPublica

This 2019 piece from the team at ProPublica uses original research—visualized with illustrations, concept diagrams, and charts—to showcase how faulty technology was responsible for the 2017 collision between the USS John S. McCain and the Alnic MC.

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How tech CEOs talk when they lay off workers by The Washington Post

The Washington Post has put together a creative piece offering a new way to look at layoffs data: by analyzing the language used in company memos. The authors look at 48 memos and capture trends in what CEOs are saying when they lay off workers.

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