With the upcoming discussion of marriage equality in the Supreme Court, you have no doubt seen people changing their profile pictures to the red-backgrounded equals sign in support of marriage equality. The Verge visualizes the popularity of this gesture by county in the US:
An old xkcd comic diagramming the Saturn V rocket using only the 1000 most frequently used words in the English language.
Jer Thorpe and Mark Hansen created a piece that pulls random words from text of classic novels and visualizes how eBay users interact with that word. The example given is “refrigerator” – where in the US are most people buying refrigerators on eBay and how much are they paying? The piece was housed in the eBay headquarters lobby and automatically refreshed after a given time.
For the final reading discussion I’ve selected a few articles on emerging issues and continuing studies in information design and visualization.
Definitely worth checking out – some interesting weather and Twitter data visualizations that may be related to past and/or current projects.