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Visualization of the Week: Stravinsky’s “The Rite of Spring”

Stephen Malinowski's latest music visualization celebrates The Rite of Spring's 100th anniversary.

Stephen Malinowski’s hypnotic music visualizations have been quite a hit on YouTube — he has visualized a number of scores, from Debussy’s, Clair de lune to Chopin’s Nocturne in B Major, opus 32 no.1 to his own Fugue in A minor. Anastasia Tsioulcas reports at NPR that Malinowski’s visualizations have garnered more than 100 million page views. And just in time to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Stravinsky’s ballet The Rite of Spring at the end of May, Malinowski created a visualization of the score:

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Visualization of the Week: Hospital procedure charges across the U.S., compared

The New York Times and The Washington Post created visualizations using data released by The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services released procedure billing data on more than 3,000 U.S. hospitals. The New York Times and The Washington Post have put together interactive visualizations to help consumers compare costs. The New York Times’ visualization compares costs on a per-hospital basis:

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Visualization of the Week: Building collapse rescue efforts

The BBC pulled data from the International Rescue Corps to create an interactive guide to emergency response efforts in a building collapse.

In the wake of recent building collapses, the BBC addressed the question of what goes into the rescue efforts by creating an interactive guide outlining how rescuers approach a collapsed building.

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Visualization of the Week: A DDoS attack on VideoLAN downloads infrastructure

Using Logstalgia, developer Ludovic Fauvet created a video visualization of a recent DDoS attack on VideoLAN.

In the wake of a recent DDoS attack on open source software distributor VideoLAN, developer Ludovic Fauvet created a video visualization to show what the attack looked like.

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Visualization of the Week: Every recorded U.S terror attack 1970-2011

Using START Global Terrorism data, Simon Rogers mapped every U.S. terror attack recorded between 1970 and 2011.

The recent terror attack at the Boston Marathon prompted the Guardian’s Simon Rogers (who will soon be Twitter’s Simon Rogers) to look into the history of attacks on U.S. soil. Using data from the START Global Terrorism Database, Rogers mapped every recorded terrorist incident in the U.S. from 1970 to 2011.

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Visualization of the Week: Block-level electricity use in Los Angeles

CCSC researcher Jacki Murdock created an interactive map of electricity use in LA as part of her Master's Capstone project.

California Center for Sustainable Communities (CCSC) researcher Jacki Murdock, along with advisor Yoh Kawano, GIS Coordinator at the Institute for Digital Research and Education at UCLA, has developed an interactive map of electricity use in Los Angeles at the Census block group level.

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Visualization of the Week: MOOC completion rates

Educational researcher Katy Jordan created an interactive visualization using completion and enrollment data from recent MOOCs.

Massive open online courses, or MOOCs, offered through platforms such as Coursera, EdX and Udacity, are arguably helping to fill higher education needs around the world. Educational researcher Katy Jordan noted in a post, however, that “although thousands enroll for courses, a very small proportion actually complete the course.” To take a closer look, she pulled together an interactive visualization to show enrollment numbers and completion rates from recent MOOCs.

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Visualization of the Week: The USDA’s Food Access Research Atlas

New interactive maps from the USDA show "food deserts" across the United States.

The USDA has put together a new interactive Food Access Research Atlas to help locate “food deserts,” or places where people have limited access to grocery stores and other sources of healthy and affordable food. The map could be helpful for city planners looking to develop new grocery stores or locate good places for farmers’ markets.

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Visualization of the Week: Tweet connections between Twitter employees

While developing his new networks visualization platform Newk, Santiago Ortiz took it for a test drive on Twitter's corporate structure.

Designer Santiago Ortiz is developing a browser-based networks visualization platform called Newk. He took the platform for a spin and visualized the network of Twitter conversations between Twitter employees for the week of February 15 to February 22.

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Visualization of the Week: Sequester cuts by state

Data journalist Ryan Murphy dug into the White House sequester cut data to create a visualization of the economic impact of the sequester.

The sequester went into effect in the U.S. on Friday, and media outlets are busy fleshing out practical consequences and looking for solutions. Ryan Murphy at The Texas Tribune dug into the state-level data released by the White House (in PDF files, no less), converted it into a more user-friendly format and created an interactive visualization detailing the economic effect of the sequester cuts on each state in nine categories.

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