Artistic statistics

Get creative with information overload.

There’s lots of information. Some might say too much. And less time to absorb it. That has spawned new ways to channel, sort, arrange and represent it all coherently. Quite often the result is as much art as information, as seen on Consider the New York Times web traffic data represented as glowing areas superimposed on a map of the United States, resembling the glow of urban lights at night as if viewed from space. Or an interactive click-and-drag chart that gives us a new way to look at the cost of getting sick.

This week’s Frandoms are by John Collins at McMillan.