Neil deGrasse Tyson’s hand-drawn love letter to Manhattanhenge.
Cartographer Charles E. Riddiford’s family of typefaces designed in the early 1930s for National Geographic in order to improve the photomechanical reproductive qualities of maps.
Beautifully minimalist line-drawing postcards of London Underground train depots. Complement with a pictorial history of how the Underground shaped London.
Note the obvious correlation.
The Gini coefficient is a number between 0 and 1, where 0 corresponds with perfect equality (where everyone has the same income) and 1 corresponds with perfect inequality (where one person has all the income—and everyone else has zero income). Income distribution can vary greatly from wealth distribution in a country.
Mapping income inequality around the world
Once something is predictable, it becomes designable – you can start thinking about solutions to solving that problem, even if the problem is as pernicious and intractable as racism.
Does racism affect how you vote? Rockstar statistician Nate Silver, author of The Signal and the Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail — but Some Don’t, uses stats to counter mythology in this dynamic, fascinating, and surprising TED talk.
Mapping private hire cabs in London.