The Graphic Continuum, developed by Jon Schwabish, is a handy poster that visualises the many different types of ways in which we can visualise and encode data. Broken down into five usage categories, over 90 different chart types are presented in this one comprehensive visual.
In their new TED Talk, Hans Rosling and his son Ola demonstrate that you have a high statistical chance of being quite wrong about what you think you know. In just 20 minutes they encourage the viewer / audience to question their assumptions about the world and provide 4 quick ways to be less ignorant in general. An enjoyable watch!
Last night those based in the Bristol / Bath area of the UK, were treated to a particularly epic lightning storm. Every 10-20 seconds for around 3-hours, fork lightning flashed across the sky in what proved to be a rather stunning display.