A Visual Guide To Star Wars Part 2: Starships

A follow up to my first Star Wars visualization. This time we are looking at data from Starships in the Star Wars universe, based on the Star Wars API. This time, we compare the attributes of the Starships that might make them more (or less) advantageous in war. Cost, speed, days before resupply and more all play in a role. The question I have after making this, is the Death Star really the ultimate military weapon, or would an army be better off with nearly 7 million X-wings?

Read more “A Visual Guide To Star Wars Part 2: Starships”

Alt Coin

The Rise of The Alt Coin in 2017

2017 was an explosive year for Cryptocurrencies. Bitcoin went from $1,000 to hitting a high of $20,000. But the real story of 2017 was the rise of the Alt coin. Coins that served as alternatives to Bitcoin, or used the block-chain for reasons completely separate from being a currency. The market exploded with an incredible amount of alt coins, some, like Ripple, even trying to challenge the market value of the all mighty bitcoin. All told, the market capitalization for all cryptocurrencies reached a record high of over $700 BILLION dollars. Tom Christian has taken to Tableau to share with us the story of 2017, the year of the Alt Coin. Hover over and click through his visualization to learn more. Read more “The Rise of The Alt Coin in 2017”

https://unsplash.com/search/photos/college Education

Is An Ivy League Education Worth It?

Colleges have exploded in cost over the past few years, the Ivy League worst of all, leaving many people wondering if it is still worth the expense. The Data Face has put together a couple of handy graphics showing the return on investment (ROI) from the top colleges across the country. They have even compared it to state schools, and broken it down by whether or not you receive financial aid.

Read more “Is An Ivy League Education Worth It?”


Visualizing the Biggest Fake News Stories of 2017

2017 was a year characterized by “Fake News”. A term first claimed by the left an outcry against poor and false journalism, it was quickly appropriated by the right, which used it to criticize the whole of the “mainstream media”. Their argument was that most journalism coming from major outlets was poorly or even falsely reported. Data Is Beautiful has compiled all of the data from Snopes and Google, and created a visualization showing the biggest Fake News stories of 2017. Read more “Visualizing the Biggest Fake News Stories of 2017”


Breaking Bad: A Complete Visual Timeline

Breaking Bad has been argued to be the best show of all time. Season 5, it’s final season, has a near perfect score on Metacritic. Lilach Manheim however has taken her fandom a step further. Using the data from Breaking Bad’s Wikia page, she created what I consider to be the ultimate visual timeline. She breaks down the number of episodes in each episode. How many hours every minute represents. The amount of time every major character survives on the show. She even discovered patterns in the deaths of major characters. Don’t just look at this graph. Scroll over it, read it, and access the different windows using the navigational buttons at the top of the screen. The amount of information crammed into this viz deserves every fan’s time. Read more “Breaking Bad: A Complete Visual Timeline”