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How Much Do Musicians Earn Online – 2015 Remix

How Much Do Musicians Earn Online – 2015 Remix

Are digital music streaming services fair to artists? Taylor Swift thought not, asking that her stuff be removed from Spotify. Now pop stars like Jay Z, Madonna and Rihanna have launched their…

Workshops are Beautiful? Learn our dataviz process

Fancy learning to be a data-viz ninja? I’m planning my first ever public workshops. After two books, 567 graphics and a quillion mistakes, I figure I know enough now to…

What is Meditation / Mindfulness good for?

What is Meditation / Mindfulness good for?

Big buzz about the ancient practices of meditation and mindfulness. Now cited to improve everything from stress depression to binge-eating and appreciation of music. What does the science say about…

We’re hiring interns

Exciting year ahead for Information is Beautiful. So we’re on the lookout for a Data Research Intern who’s inquisitive, quick and handy with a spreadsheet. It’s an initial two week…

Cause Célèbre – Gender Split behind Celebrity Charity Work

Cause Célèbre – Gender Split behind Celebrity Charity Work

At this time of giving and reflection, we wondered what might influence the choice of causes we support. Here, using celebrities as a proxy, we explore the potential effect of…

Your holiday drinks sorted: 78 delicious cocktail recipes, 1 glorious viz

Your holiday drinks sorted: 78 delicious cocktail recipes, 1 glorious viz

78 classic cocktail recipes from the International Bartender’s Association’s list of drinks every bartender should know. Forget old-school measures like ml and oz. We’ve calculated our own universal metric. One…

Non-Fiction Books Everyone Should Read – interactive

Non-Fiction Books Everyone Should Read – interactive

Which books in fiction and non-fiction are an absolute must-read? We scraped data from respected awards, literary supplements book review sites to create two interactive consensus clouds: » Non-Fiction Books Everyone…

Who Rules the Social Web?

Who Rules the Social Web?

Some findings, compared with the 2012 version of the graphic. » Large, key networks Pinterest, Snapchat and Tumblr continue to draw a higher female audience. » Most matriarchies remain matriarchies,…

Diversity in Tech – Visualized

Diversity in Tech – Visualized

In response to a clarion call for diversity figures, many tech companies have released figures on the gender and ethnicity of their workforces. Facebook were first, quickly followed by Google…

Best in Show? What’s the top data dog?

Best in Show? What’s the top data dog?

If you look at the numbers on intelligence, longevity, congenital ailments and so on, which canine comes out as top data-dog? We visualise the result, in this excerpt from my…

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