Looking outwards – Info visualization

by xiaoyuan @ 1:48 pm 17 January 2010

This is the information visualization looking outwards. The artist is Randall Munroe, creator of the webcomic xkcd.

Munroe is a geek’s artist, and his work often deals with topics in science, mathematics, and nerd culture. While not exclusively an information visualization artist, he often creates graphs and charts that are unconventional, clever, complex, and revealing.

Not all the graphs are rigorously precise. For example, “Fuck Grapefruit” does not have measurement units and is apparently a reflection of his subjective opinion.

However Munroe succeeds immensely in presenting information in humorous ways that most people would never think of.

1 Comment

  1. Nice find! You swept my topic right out from under my feet! To add to this list:

    http://xkcd.com/195/
    http://xkcd.com/256/
    http://xkcd.com/273/
    http://xkcd.com/369/

    Comment by Michael Hill — 17 January 2010 @ 2:10 pm

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