What is Modern Art’s Favorite Color?

Martin Bellander, a PhD psychology student at the Karolinska Institutet, created a data visualization that illustrates the use of various colors in paintings over the past 200 years. Bellander pulled the data from a website that offers images of over 94,000 paintings between 1800-2000. The visualization shows a significant trend toward the use of the color blue, possibly the reflecting changing prices in paint, an …

Best of CH 2014: Data Visualization

An interactive data graphic explores how our content connected last year across categories and keywords

With 2014 complete, we can now take a look back at the year from a quantified point of view. This interactive data map visualizes CH’s most commonly used keywords, which are represented as bubbles within a ring of our main content categories. Each element’s size directly reflects the number of stories associated with it, and moving your cursor throughout the graphic will reveal connections between …

Charged: Afterguard

A heads-up display that streams live data for quick decision-making on the high seas

Racing out on the ocean, the wind can whip mercilessly and consistently, throwing an endless barrage of sea-spray and hurtling your craft faster than its sails and keel can handle. Other times, a swirling gust changes directions without notice or reason. Sometimes it fails to blow at all. The wind is just one factor in a list of constantly changing conditions that make open ocean …