There's a new "data visualization society" slack channel. Not sure what it's about, and I'm reluctant to join another crowded Slack. Slack isn't a good medium for group discussions, I think...

Wow. Datashader is really quite something. Seven million points plotted in seconds.


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Have some starter data/viz skills and stacks of drive, but haven't had a chance to prove yourself yet? We want to hear from you! (link: cc:


There's a lot of spam in the local timeline here... Is there any way to block it en masse that anyone has found?

May as well start with a bit of

I got annoyed at using our weird system --> 24:60:60, so I made a clock face. It is currently 78.7655% of the way through the day, or around six minutes to seven in old money. I still feel like a four year old trying to read this.

Crayola had a line of tech-themed crayons in 1997 called "Techno-Brite"

1984: We can't talk here, they might have bugs to wiretap us.

2018: Bug, order me some pizza!

Hey folks. A publication I work for is currently commissioning short pieces of data journalism. 

I have a favor to ask: Please go to

…and invite a friend who you think should be here on

New registrations are still suspended, to keep out spambots. But you can use the link above to welcome in other humans. :)

Been playing around with Observable, and I had a go at replicating a lovely bit of computer art I saw in Paris last week:

Hello everyone at OpenVisConf18 in Paris! I basically don't know anyone, so feel free to say hi if you see me wandering around. Would love to meet some new friends :)

Please take a moment and fill out the 2018 Data Visualization Survey:

Elijah Meeks did this last year, and provide lots of good insights and discussions around the data viz industry

“Design for an Audience”

A+ talk, featuring years of superlative work, by @13pt. Thanks, Jonathan, for so often documenting your presentations online.

Interesting chart from Washington Post, a circle beeswarm, with circle packing within each parent node.

I haven't tried it yet, but RStudio just rolled out experimental support for previewing D3 scripts. R to D3 is a pretty scary bridge that I haven't fully made it across, but the r2d3 package looks like it makes the journey a lot easier.

Would you kind folks mind helping me track down a viz that I remember seeing, but can't find now? 

My second-ever data visualisation is live! It's about the world's endangered languages. Any feedback from you seasoned pros would be very welcome :)

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