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Find two web sites that use visualizations in interesting ways and post them below. One should be just downright good and the other should be relevant to your semester project.

Visualization Postings

Name: Shoshanah Tarkow

  3. (Also interesting:

Name: Phyllis Plitch

    (interesting visualization)
    (The map in particular relates to my project. With credit to Leah Yale Potter, who offered up the site as an exemplary historical visualization in NYU’s Creating Digital History fall 2016 semester class.)

Name: Hannah Katz

  1. – this isn’t super high tech, but I think it’s really cool to be able to see everything that the New Deal impacted in this geographic way, especially with the current administration.
  2. – this is interesting mapping, not what I would call just a great site, but interesting and relevant.

Name: Jane Excell


Name: Whitney Davis

  1. Rhythm of Food
  2. Selfiexploritory
  3. Stereotropes **possible connection to final project

Name: Alfo G. Aguado

  1. Big Architecture
  2. Big Time Barcelona
  3. Roads to Rome

Name: John Petinos

  1. How Lego Licensed the Universe
  2. Also good: How Much is Left for Me
  3. The Largest Vocabulary in Hip Hop

Name: Cat Coyle

  1. We Feel Fine
  2. 10×10
  3. The Cork Memory Map (if We Feel Fine is still acting weird)
  4. Also, this isn’t relevant for today, but I stumbled across an awesome use of TEI.

Name:Lauren Cipicchio

  1.  Cause of death :
  2. Communities of Online –

website to mention are 538 , brain pickings, xkcd ,


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