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Earlier this year I created a sonification of London's Covid-19 data as part of Valentina D'Efilippo's beautiful "London Under the Microscope" animation. Now, the entire video is online - I recommend listening loud with headphones! Here's how it works. There are two melodic saw wave drones separated by an octave
The climate charity I work for, Possible, has just published a scrollytelling story I made about car-free initiatives in cities across the world. It originally began life as a report, but most people don't read reports. Policymakers read reports (or their staff do). Folks who work at think tanks read
A project that I've been working on for climate charity Possible has just gone live! The Car Free Megacities data dashboard shows how London, Paris and New York are freeing themselves of the dangers, pollution and emissions caused by mass private car ownership. It's available in both English and French.
The total mass of humankind is now ten times greater than the total mass of all wild terrestrial mammals - and that's before you account for domesticated animals, which account for twice as much biomass again. The data in this visualization comes from Vaclav Smil's 2011 paper "Harvesting the Biosphere:
Different countries have dramatically different plans to restore their economies in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. Leading economists have called for a "green recovery", but only a handful of countries are taking measures which will reduce greenhouse gas emissions while creating jobs. The net effect on the environment will
The world's richest 10% (that's you, most likely) are responsible for almost half of global emissions. The poorest half of the world's population? Just 7%. Here's a new visualization I've put together illustrating this inequality: The data comes from a report called The Carbon Inequality Era, published by the Stockholm
Ekistics is the the science of human settlements, of how we fit into our environments, and how those environments affect us. The term was coined in 1942 by Greek archictect and town planner Constantinos Apostolou Doxiadis, who developed a set of 15 hierarchical levels for talking about places to live.
I've been working on a new series of videos for my nascent pen plotter YouTube channel (Plottervision), drawing and narrating data stories. It's called Dataplotter. In it, I'm doing something I've not seen done much in the plotter community - data visualization using a pen plotter. Drawing dataviz with a