Data + Design Project

Infinity Boxes Are Going On Tour and We Need Your Help!

Thursday 07.31.2014 , Posted by
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Earlier this year, we introduced you to one of our favorite installations on Earth, Matt Elson’s incredible infinity boxes, which we first discovered at Burning Man. The socially interactive mirror boxes require 2 participants to activate their magic so they are a great way to turn strangers into friends. Videos can’t do justice for the live experience of an infinity box, but you can get an idea in the link above or the video below. Now Elson and his crew have been invited to take their Infinity Boxes beyond The Playa in Black Rock City, Nevada and other festivals in California so that more people can enjoy them, but he needs your help! [Read more...]


Explore Crunchbase Visually to See Hidden Connections

Saturday 03.23.2013 , Posted by


If you have an idea for a startup, you’re an investor, or you’re a journalist looking for information on anything Web 2.0, this is visual research gold: you can now explore CrunchBase visually to find hidden investment connections. CrunchBase, the wiki-style database of Web 2.0 people, investors, and companies that include lists of their key employees – or key events in their business – is a go-to resource for many people doing research in the online investment world. Now, the company Wikisway is giving us the option of exploring the CrunchBase network visually, opening up a whole world of information previously hidden in the text. [Read more...]


Interactive: The Richest People in the World

Monday 02.11.2013 , Posted by

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Have you ever wondered where the richest people in the world get their money? Have you ever been curious about what country holds the most of these ultra-rich? If so, Bloomberg has recently published an excellent interactive graphic highlighting a slew of facts about the 100 richest people in the world. [Read more...]


Latest News on the Fiscal Cliff Updated Every 5 Minutes

Wednesday 12.12.2012 , Posted by

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Has the US gone of the fiscal cliff? Not yet. For those of you interested in the latest news and opinions on the fiscal cliff, you might want to add to your bookmarks. The live site, brought to you by QUARTZ updates every five minutes with new articles and tweets on the topic and also shows a graph of bond yields and the countdown to the fiscal cliff decisions, as well as the countdown to the end of the Mayan calendar, for those who believe the two are correlated. On December 31, 2012 the US lawmakers will face a huge decision in which none of the outcomes look very good: 1) Increase taxes and cut spending, potentially driving the economy into a recession to decrease the national debt, 2) cancel some or all of the scheduled tax increases and spending cuts and continue to increase the debt, risking total financial collapse, or 3) stay on a middle ground with little to no potential for growth. Stay up to date with all of the latest news regarding this decision by clicking on the image after the jump. [Read more...]


The Golden Calendar: Patterns Display Unique Facts

Friday 05.11.2012 , Posted by

Gold. It is a precious metal and has been a valuable item for thousands of years. It’s beauty has captured the minds and hearts of many men and has spurred endless adventures and journeys to seek it. Yurko Gutsulyak went on an adventure regarding gold. It was an artistic adventure and also a philosophical one. [Read more...]