Using the Coachella roster we recorded every band’s placement on the lineup and their number of Facebook fans. Are the most popular acts are getting their proper share of the spotlight?
President Barack Obama gave his second Inaugural Address to an estimated crowd of 1 million people today after being sworn in during his public inauguration ceremony.
This week we discovered that Fantine from Les Miz coughs more than any other character, Raiders of the Lost Ark looks a little like a Family Circus cartoon, and that Canada’s leaders are the most educated in the world.
Welcome to our new, weekly roundup of all things data related! Each week we’ll be posting essential articles, news, recaps of goings on and plenty of inspiration from the world of information design. Enjoy!
Let’s start with the facts: Santa Claus is magical. Regardless of whether or not you believe in him (or magic, for that matter), the man deserves some credit—and frequent flier miles—for what is undoubtedly the largest seasonal productivity spike in the global workforce. In one night, Santa and his reindeer, plus an immeasurable payload of […]
It’s the end of world as we know it…or is it? The Maya Long Count calendar reaches the end of its cycle this Friday, December 21, and various doomsday theories have predicted either an apocalypse or a global spiritual transformation. We’re hoping for the latter rather than the former, but all signs seem to be pointing to nothing special happening, as NASA points out.
In case you missed the news on your Facebook and Twitter feeds, Newberry College, a small, Evangelical Lutheran liberal-arts college in South Carolina, recently announced they will begin offering undergraduate degrees in Social Media as of fall 2013. The interdisciplinary program aims to capitalize on the strengths of Graphic Design, Communications, Business Administration, Psychology and Statistics. Four innovative courses, created specifically for the social media major are also included in the curriculum.
I’ve always considered food to be the most direct connection to a culture, so in a 3-part blog series I’m going to cover cuisines that push the limit about what we come to expect from food, warping aesthetics, changing structure, taste, blending cultures, and making us question what’s edible. In this first part, “Deconstructivist Cuisine,” I’ll look at El Bulli as a case study and a shining example of this culinary movement.
Hanukkah starts tomorrow, December 8th! Wish your friends a happy and properly-spelled holiday, courtesy of JESS3.
Looks like Santa has finally mastered the internet! If you’re looking for ways to delight your children (or significant other, why not?), make sure to check out Portable North Pole for a way to send your loved one a personalized video message from Santa.