Readers: I am in Austin, Texas for some training. Here is a neat infographic that was created for SXSW 2012 that depicts what to see that is the best of the city while you’re in Austin. Find out what the locals do and the favorite Austinite hotspots with this infographic guide created by Loku. Enjoy! Michael

Readers: Well, today is day two of my quick trip to Detroit, my hometown. As a young boy, my brother, friends and I would ride our bikes over to the Redford Theatre to see movies. For 50 cents, we would watch the old Batman serials on Saturday, the latest Billy Jack movie, or the latest […]

Readers: I will be working in New York City this week. I came across these beautiful photos of 1910 New York City. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do. I will be posting New York City-related data visualization stories all of this week. I hope you check back each day to see […]

As of Dec. 29, 2013, the number of homicides recorded for New York City for 2013 stood at 332. It’s a drop of 20% below the homicide rate of 2012 (419 murders) and the first time in over half a century that the city saw less than one murder a day on average. The historical data […]

Here is the second part of my blog on branching diagrams in the American Museum of Natural History. I was at a dinner last night at The Campbell Apartment in Grand Central Station and the architecture was beautiful. I hope to do a future blog about Grand Central Station and its beautiful architecture. Enjoy! Best Regards, […]

I am in New York City this week on business. I arrived a day early and toured the American Museum of Natural History. The museum is large and there is a lot to see and take in. One of the things I liked is how they visually explained complex or semi-complex subjects to us, the […]

(Above) An NFPA 704 sign out in the wild. According to the  sign, whatever is behind that door is very, very dangerous and cannot be exposed  to water. (image: Flickr user johnwilliamsphd) Cities are full of signs. Signs telling us where to go and how to get there;  signs suggesting things to buy and signs […]