I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but the United States of America is due for an election soon. ProPublica and Google News Lab have teamed up to create something called ElectionBot just shovel data at us. Seriously, all the data. … Continue reading ElectionBot

The Sunlight Foundation’s very weird announcement from its Board of Directors left me with more questions than answers (the most pressing of which, of course, is are they closing). So I’m extremely grateful to The Atlantic for shedding some light … Continue reading Sunlight Foundation going supernova

From the air there is a certain beauty and symmetry in the juxtaposition of Tierboskloof, a luxury gated estate and Imizamo Yethu Bay, the township on the side of a mountain. Both areas are situated right beside one another in … Continue reading A shared (but different) view

Cape Town and Durban storytellers: Codebridge challenges journalists, developers, students, activists, economists — pretty much anyone who wants to tell a story — to submit your innovative project idea and potentially change South Africa with a story. Teams will compete for … Continue reading Re-imagine storytelling

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“At Uber, data is our biggest asset”, writes Nicolas Garcia Belmonte, who does awesome visualisations for the taxi company on cocaine. What’s really interesting about this article is how he breaks down the different types of visualisations, from data narratives like … Continue reading Uber Uber data

Political parties generally fielded fewer female ward candidates in the 2016 local government elections, suggesting that voters might be inclined to vote for men, on the ward lists where individual candidates are directly elected. But South African voters appear to … Continue reading Sexism in South African politics

Some candidates are gaming the system hard, running in multiple wards to increase their chance of election, in one case over 100 wards. It’s legal, but is it ethical? We’re talking politics here, so ethics has nothing to do with it.

The 123 meter long project by Swiss Martin Panchaud tells the entire story of Star Wars Episode IV in a beautifully designed single scrolling page of epic proportions.

@Rayjoe coined it: Washington Post’s infographic as a gif shall henceforth be knows as an “infogif”. Donald Trump’s hand gestures are his second language. We try to decode some of his most-used movements. pic.twitter.com/W8EhI5HwSZ — Post Graphics (@PostGraphics) July 22, … Continue reading Infogif: Donald Trump’s hand language

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