Loren Munk

In: Culture History

25 Feb 2014

Artist Loren Munk has created many beautiful interpretations of art history, genres, and incubators.

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My personal favorite:

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Facebook analyzed peoples online interactions zeroed around relationship status events. It turns out (not surprisingly I suppose) that relationship changes track closely with online interactions.

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and what kind of posts they are interacting with:

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Here’s what a breakup looks like:

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You wouldn’t know it is you lived on the East Coast, of course, but January 2014 was the 4th hottest on record, globally.

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We’ve seen versions of this before, but these are interesting in that they clearly indicate the amount of distortion the designs are using.

DC (also has NY and Boston)
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Another beautiful timeline by HistoryShots.

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Compare high income health care spending on different kinds of care. Guess who is an outlier?

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Winter Olympic Sports

In: Sports

6 Feb 2014

I’m sure we’ll see the usual TON of olympic graphics in the next few weeks, but I thought this one showing the growth of sports included in the Winter Games was interesting:

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There are all kinds of inaccuracies in this, but the major point that we are very very very rich still comes through.

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Where People Run

In: Maps Sports

6 Feb 2014

Overlay of running routes in 23 metropolitan areas using personal runner data from runkeeper, by FlowingData.

Washington DC (mostly in Rock Creek Park and along the Mall)
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Real time interactive map of who is getting snowed on – particularly useful for skier and snowboarder trip planning. Click on any mountain to see last 24 hour snow totals, 5-day forecast, and the “freshy factor” (likelihood of finding fresh snow).

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Amusing. Apparently Denver fans gave up watching before Seattle fans did. (Note: the image below is linked to an Imgur picture. The link to the article on PornHub is here.)

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The below is a pretty fabulous interactive chart of how porn usage is affected by global events:

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And how the 2013-14 winter’s Polar Vortex temperatures have affected Porn usage:

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The Scarelift

In: Sports

1 Feb 2014

I’m snowboarding in Lake Tahoe this weekend and my girlfriend dug up this chart of chairlift injuries and fatalities to inspire me not to break myself.

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