Category: Information Visualization

Eygpt goes off the Internet grid

As of January 28, 2011, Egypt has a near 100% Internet blackout. This graphic to the left–courtesy of Renesys, which has ongoing analysis of the Internet  situation during Egypt’s major protests–shows how the country’s major ISPs have systematically taken down the country’s available Internet networks. Writing on the Renesys blog, James Crowie (the company’s CTO and Co-Founder) notes, “our new…

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Information Visualization of the New York Times’ “War Logs”

This video appeared in the New York Times’ Technology section today and shows time-lapse visualization of the war in Afghanistan based on leaked documents from the Wikileaks organization. The video appears on Mike Dewar’s Vimeo page and it is explained as a “visualization of activity in Afghanistan from 2004 to 2009 based on the Wikileaks data set.” The color on…

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Visualizing Information

Here’s a really interesting clip that shows the breakdown of colonial powers from the 19th-21st Centuries using visual information and animation. The clip was created by Pedro Cruz and he focuses on the major maritime colonial powers of that period: Great Britain, Spain, France, and Portugal. The clip moves the viewer through time, starting in 1800 and ending in 2010….

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