Videos about various aspects of data visualization, noteworthy charts and graphical news pieces (“chart appreciations”), what data even is, etc.
New video: Chart Appreciation, Black vs. White Boys and The Punishing Reach of Racism
Dots fly across the screen, some of them moving up, some down. They represent black and white boys, and how their income differs from that of their parents and from each other. It’s a great way to show this data in an engaging way and without having to explain percentiles. This is a chart appreciation.
eagereyesTV: Minard’s Famous “Napoleon’s March” Chart – What It Shows, What It Doesn’t
This chart is a staple in every visualization course and many visualization talks. But what does it show, and what does it leave out? There’s a lot more to Napoleon’s Russian Campaign and to Charles Minard’s work than this one chart. My new video looks beyond the surface of what is perhaps the most famous […]
Video Series: Counting In 2021 with Mechanical Calculators
Mechanical calculators are fascinating. I may have gone down a few rabbit holes on this topic earlier this year, and acquired a few. As a little celebration of the end of this year, and to start the new one, I’m creating a small series of videos about them and releasing one each week.