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I don’t think most people realize how many Russians died during WWII and how that defined the rest of the 20th century. The below videographic tells the entire WWII story in detail.

24 hours of global airplane traffic.

The Solar System

In: Science Video

16 Dec 2013

A very well executed videographic. Well paced with clear visualizations.

Interesting research and simulation of how pandemics propagate in the modern world: (via FastCoExist)


Pretty crazy how many changes happened in the last 1000 years, compared to the (relative) stability of recent history.

Great video describing some of the technologies that go into making the live coverage meaningful. (via TechCrunch)

All by the same company that brings you those first down lines, strike zones, and nascar labels.

A nice introductory video from PBS with Edward Tufte, Julie Steele, Josh Smith, and Jer Thorp. Every once in a while it’s good to remind yourself of basic principles.

It’s interesting how popular animated gifs have become again. I guess that even with high speed internet people are a little fed up with player load times and lags. Here GIFs are used to show time lapse satellite images of mankind’s impact on the earth. (google earth link)


OK, this isn’t a chart. But it is an incredibly well designed and hilarious rap video about economic theory.  Images and methods are are powerful communication tools. Check out EconStories for more music videos and mini-documentaries.

Not much new here – but it is well explained.  Personally, instead of focusing on a subjective comparison of what people thought would be “fair”, I would have liked to see more visuals illustrating how this has changed over the past few decades.

Helical Orbits

In: Maps Science Video

26 Dec 2012

We’ve seen some takes on this before (here, here, and here), but this one seems the most accurate. Man, we’re small.

I dabble in VJ’ing, and it’s amazing what you can do with todays tools, like Resolume. But take a look at what Oskar Fischinger did back in 1938 with pieces of paper hanging from wires in his synesthetic interpretation of Liszt’s Hungarian Rhapsody. Amazing. Actually, it’s kind of embarrassing. We are so spoiled.

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