Valentina and Miriam deconstructed “Space Oddity” into multiple data sets to capture different aspects of the song: its narrative, rhythm, melody, and lyrics. Then they used each element to create a a unique data visualization piece.
They printed the visualizations as a series of posters and laser-carved acrylic black discs. Beautiful!
On the show we talk about their background, the process they followed to develop the project, and the events happening around it.
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This is how #MakeoverMonday works, according to Andy and Andy: “Each week we post a link to a chart, and its data, and then you rework the chart. Maybe you retell the story more effectively, or find a new story in the data. We’re curious to see the different approaches you all take. Whether it’s a simple bar chart or an elaborate infographic, we encourage everyone of all skills to partake. Together we can have broader conversations about and with data.”
The series has recently gained a lot of traction: they have seen more than 2,800 entries from 470 participants, and will soon complete a whole set of entries for the year.
On the show we talk about how they got started with the project, how the series works, some interesting solutions they have received, and what is coming next.
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We have Nadieh Bremer (a.k.a Visual Cinnamon) on the show to talk about her latest project, Olympic Feathers, an interactive data visualization that shows the history of olympic medals from 1896 until today. The graphics depict how medals have been distributed by discipline, country, gender and geography, and also provides interesting insights into the evolution of Olympic disciplines over time. Take a look at the images below to get a sense of the visuals before listening to the episode!
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