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Things to Peruse Over Break

March 5, 2009

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Very relevant to the project we just finished: Mapping with Isotype

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For Chloe: Good Magazine’s summary of the biggest train systems in the world

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Visualizing the relationship between books and SAT scores: Books That Make You Dumb

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New York Times Headlines as Wallpaper Pattern

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Aaron Koblin visualizes air traffic flight patterns in color and form.

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. Chloe permalink
    March 5, 2009 5:33 pm

    Okay – I was going to post that SAT thing on here also, but my roommate (who sent it to me initially) pointed out some serious flaws:

    “It is funny that it doesn’t look like the scale goes up to 1600.And also how many Christian bands it samples. And how it may be more of a socio-economic reflection than anything. Also, that it probably isn’t ‘actually’ scientific.”

    I would argue that this is a flagrant abuse of statistics. Correlation does not imply causation!!!!

  2. Chloe permalink
    March 5, 2009 5:34 pm

    Note: the comment I just made was actually a response to the sister infographic: “BandsThatMakeYouDumb.” Same concept, though.

  3. March 6, 2009 9:56 am

    Yeah I definitely agree. On a related note: http://xkcd.com/552/

  4. Chloe permalink
    March 6, 2009 11:00 am

    I was definitely about to post that!

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