Readers: Start of soapbox. I am a strong supporter of the Second Amendment and believer in the right to bear arms. But, back in the 1700s in the early U.S. founding States, I do not think our forefathers were thinking of citizens stockpiling weapons that can kill mass amounts of people in a few seconds […]

Readers: Yesterday, my wife and I attended the 10th Anniversary show for the Arizona Toy Con. I love to walk around and see many of the toys of my youth as well the toys my kids played with when they were young and they also cherished dearly. According to The NPD Group earlier this year, […]

Readers: David McCandless and the great folks at Information is Beautiful have created another great interactive infographic. Their new interactive infographic, Mavericks & Heretics, visualizes the maverick scientists who heretical ideas were proven correct…eventually. Some were even beaten or killed for proposing these ideas and thoughts to open society. In this troubling times of “Fake […]

Readers: The 5th annual Tapestry Conference was held on March 1st, 2017. Over 100 invitees from journalism, academia, government and both the non-profit and for-profit private sectors gathered at the Casa Monica resort in St. Augustine, Florida to discuss the emerging discipline of data storytelling. Click on the Tapestry logo, to the right, to be […]

Readers: Today, March 14th, is Pi Day (or 3.14). To honor the trillion-digit ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter, this infographic explains everything you need to know about Pi. Enjoy! Best Regards, Michael

Readers: Here is another example of excellent data visualization work from one of the winners in the KANTAR Information is Beautiful Awards 2016. This one was a BRONZE award winner in the Interactive category. If you click on the image below, you will be redirected to the actual article on the Bloomberg site. Best regards, Michael BRONZE (tied – […]

Kantar Information is Beautiful Awards 2016 The Kantar Information is Beautiful Awards celebrate excellence and beauty in data visualizations, infographics and information art. Their 2016 winners were announced at a ceremony in London last Wednesday, celebrating the most beautiful dataviz around. How it’s possible The Awards were set up in 2012 by David McCandless, journalist and datavisualizer of […]