Based on a *True* True Story? Oscars edition
Oscar-nominated Hacksaw Ridge, Hidden Figures & Lion are all “based on true events”. But which is truly the truest of them all?
We carried out a scene-by-scene, beat-by-beat visual fact-check of several Oscar contenders – plus other true-story films like The Big Short, Spotlight and Wolf of Wall Street. Check out the newly-updated interactive visualization.
» See the truth
» Or just read the nicely tabulated data
Hans Rosling – the World’s Greatest Data-Storyteller
Very sad to hear that Hans Rosling has passed away. Such a grand ninja of dataviz. His spectacular talks convinced me that data stories could be enlightening, illuminating, and entertaining – all at the same time.
Some of his best sequences:
» Five ways the world is doing better than you think (2013) – people are healthier, better educated than you might think
» 200 countries, 200 years, 4 minutes (2010) – health data in visual space
» The best stats you’ve ever seen (2006) – debunking myths about the so-called “developing world”
And heartfelt obits:
» NY Times: Rosling was “a Swedish doctor who transformed himself into a pop-star statistician”
» Guardian – “a kind and constantly curious genius”
» The Economist “a natural showman”
Thank you Hans.
International Number Ones
Because every country is the best at something – if you look hard enough for the data.
Maternity leave? Scrabble players? Rubber glove exports? See where YOUR country is a world-beater.
» Our popular International Number Ones graphic, now updated
» Check out the data for the full list of countries & more info on each
The Best Dataviz of the Year: The IIB Awards Winners 2016
Check out the winners of the Information is Beautiful Awards 2016.
Tough contest. Some of the best work we’ve seen in the last five years.
» All winners
Thank you to everyone who entered their beautiful work and stoked us all with inspiration and envy.
Help pick the 2016 IIB Awards winners
For the year’s most eye-sizzling, thought-provoking data visualizations & infographics, check out the 2016 Kantar Information is Beautiful Awards shortlist.
Here’s the shortlist:
» Data visualization – a singular viz (maybe with some slight interaction)
» Infographic – a series of visualisations along a theme or story
» Dataviz project – a piece involving multiple viz, could be a book / site / exhibition
» Data journalism – graphics and longform copy working together
» Interactive Visualization – filtering, sorting, manipulation, exploration
» Dataviz website – the go-to place for inspiration and new work
Your vote decides the winner of our Community award and counts alongside the opinions of our 30+ expert judges. Explore the six public categories, pick the graphic or interactive you like the most, and hit the grey Vote button on the right.
Voting closes Tues 11 Oct 11:59pm PST. Winners announced Weds 2 Nov.
» Read more on the Awards site
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Longlist announced: the Kantar Information is Beautiful Awards 2016
More entries than ever before in the 2016 edition of our global dataviz awards.
Here’s the longlist:
» Data visualisation (a singular viz)
» Infographic (a series of visualisations along a theme or story)
» Dataviz project (a piece involving multiple vizzes like a book)
» Data journalism (graphics and long form copy together)
» Best Dataviz website
Shortlist revealed Tues 27 Sep, with a visitor vote where you can help decide who wins.
Winners will be announced London Weds 2nd Nov, sharing $30,000 in prizes.
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