← See all issues

The Moksha Roundup

Issue #59, May 30 - June 5, 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 ABC News, the Pudding, and Accel. If you’re not subscribed already and want to see more in the future, sign up below:

How heat and drought turned Australia into a tinderbox by ABC News

In this 2020 article, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation uses satellite and infrared imagery to depict the progression and impact of the 2019-2020 Australian bushfires. Before-and-after images—presented in a scrollytelling format—highlight the transformation of areas like Lamington National Park and Kangaroo Island.

Visit the piece →

Four maps explain how Finland could alter NATO’s security by The Washington Post

The Washington Post uses static maps with helpful annotations to illustrate the strategic implications of Finland joining NATO. A series of maps show these implications, highlighting a new northern border, increased Baltic presence, and an expanded Arctic agenda.

Visit the piece →

03. Wonky

By The Pudding

Wonky by The Pudding

The Pudding has combined data and sound in this interactive explainer of how J Dilla transformed music with his unique and influential style. The piece uses a combination of audio clips, text, and interactive data visualizations to show what made J Dilla’s music unique, and its lasting influence today.

Visit the piece →

04. Seismic Illumination

By John Nelson

Seismic Illumination by John Nelson

In this immersive storytelling piece, John Nelson visualizes the prevalence of earthquakes across the world and over time. The piece combines beautiful imagery with narrative and scroll-based interactions.

Visit the piece →

💡 Want to make something like this? Check out these tools:

05. 40 Years in Tech

By Accel

40 Years in Tech by Accel

This interactive article from Accel—developed by the team at The Data Face—tells the story of the tech since 1983. It uses a series of animated illustrations, images, and smooth transitions to show the trends in a dynamic way.

Visit the piece →

Thanks for reading this roundup. Want these in your inbox? Subscribe below: