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The Moksha Roundup

Issue #58, May 8 - May 15, 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 Axios, the Financial Times, and ABC News. If you’re not subscribed already and want to see more in the future, sign up below:

How the royal women make a statement with their color choices by Axios

The team at Axios has investigated and visualized royal fashion in this explainer, where they leverage scrollytelling to showcase how different members of the royal family have used color to make a statement.

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These tax cuts are set to reshape Australia’s budget by ABC News

The team at ABC News has put together this immersive explainer of the impending stage three tax cuts in Australia, which will result in individuals earning between $45,000 and $200,000 paying 30% in tax.

They leverage one single graphic—a grid visualizing the $243 billion at stake—and have the user scroll through that grid while reading about the tax cuts (in a style similar to the famous 1 Pixel Wealth).

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Quantum computing could break the internet. This is how by The Financial Times

The Financial Times have put together another amazing visual explainer, this time showing how quantum computing could break the internet, as we approach “Q-day”, where a computer could crack the encryption methods used to secure our digital data. They utilize a series of visual tools, like diagrams, mazes, and imagery, all presented with smooth animations and transitions.

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How Forest Loss Can Unleash the Next Pandemic by ProPublica

ProPublica has investigated the relationship between deforestation and the risk of pandemics, such as Ebola. Here, they use a series of visuals to explain the academic model at work, and allow the user to play around with various parameters to see how the model changes.

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Visualizing Taylor Swift Eras Tour by USA TODAY

The team at USA TODAY has collected and visualized the setlists from Taylor Swift’s latest tour. The article—which updates as the tour progresses—shows which songs are played most, which have made a surprise appearance, and from which albums they are from.

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