atNight - Designing the City at Night [atnight.ws] is a research project at Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya led by Mar Santamaria (researcher) in collaboration with Pablo Martínez (lighting designer) and Jordi Bari (engineer). It investigation consists of comparing different representation techniques of the city, more particularly the city of Barcelona, Spain.
In the blink of an eye, summer is coming to an end. It feels like it was just yesterday that I was planning out all my summer activities as I eagerly awaited the start of long, sunny days and warm nights.
Before we approach the official end of summer on September 21, our Google Maps team thought it’d be fun to see how those of us in the Northern Hemisphere have spent the dog days. To do this, we reviewed the summer search activity on maps.google.com in several countries between the end of May and the beginning of September. Within each country, a look at some of the top-rising searches and the often-searched landmarks on Google Maps gives us a sense of how people around the world spent their summers.
It’s up! A Comparative Timeline of International Gay and Lesbian Legislation. It compares the current 10 countries that have legalized gay marriage nationwide, the USA, Great Britain, and Brazil. Obviously there are a lot of countries missing from the list but I had less than a month to do this… So….
The finished version of the last post’s work in progress is now finished and online at DiversityCentral.com. Click through for full version and all the accompanying footnotes and sources.
Usually I just act as a “social media” intern, really just a strategic position since I’m not actually learned in marketing or anything, but I took it on as a kind of voluntary learning experience. This past month I was asked if I was interested in doing their short monthly statistics piece which is usually handled by an editorial intern.
We decided ahead of time that it would be something related to international LGBT facts. Rather than doing the usual short text collection of percentages I decided that it would be more interesting to do something more visual, which I find to be more immediately impactful. And there you have it.
Anyway, I won’t go too into it since technically this is meant for Diversity Central. Go ahead and go to the links to see the footnotes corresponding to each number and learn more if you want. I will also be writing a more in-depth blog post for them about it so I’ll link that when it’s done.
… Also this is pretty much my first “professional” (if even) data visualization so feedback is appreciated. I’m not completely happy with how complicated the partial legislation stuff looks when it’s all overlapping and stuff but maybe it just reflects how complicated legislation gets in certain countries.
Who owes what to whom?
Visualizar’11: Understanding Infrastructures aims to tackle the big questions around infrastructures — the big systems that support global processes such as the production and transportation of energy and water or the provision of global communication and mobility.
A really good map of election results in Spain since 1987. The developers explain: “We were contacted by the Spanish national television station RTVE to create a visualization tool allowing users to understand the 2011 Spanish electoral results in the context of historical electoral results and a range of demographic indicators.” Impressive.