friday’s visualizations

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds.

“The most potent weapon in the hands of the oppressor is the mind of the oppressed.” —Stephen Biko, Speech in Cape Town, 1971, via @marick

“We talk and we share and we point out what is true. The answer to bad speech is more speech” on TechCrunch

Visualization for understanding is a powerful way to communicate complex or new ideas. Used effectively and openly, visualization can help us progress in our collective understanding.

Here are some examples of visualizations for understanding that I have recently found through my professional social networks.

Estimating Minority Populations


Source: The Guardian

Cost of Data seen as Revenue Generated (Canada is expensive)


Source: tefficient

Political Polarization


Source: Pew Research

The Internet in 1973


When a picture is worth 1,000 words

“The automobile city is the anti-city which annihilates the city wherever it collides with it.” —Lewis Mumford

Climate Change is Not Natural




Visualizing Data: 10 Significant Visualization Developments via @ChrisCorrigan

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