Manuel Lima: The Book of Trees

The data visualization master's new work gives a history and analysis of leafy diagrams

Data is a powerful tool. Whether it’s used for education, research, policies or everyday decision-making, numbers hold power—and often a simple value doesn’t best convey their meaning. Portuguese-born and NYC-based designer, researcher and author Manuel Lima gives meaning to data through visualization. His innovative and influential book “Visual Complexity” gave some of the first in-depth analyses into increasingly ubiquitous field. Inspired by a trend he …

Capturing the Essence of Film in Print

A Ken Burns iPad app, touchscreen subway maps, swapping sexism and more in our weekly look at the web

Aiming for cinematic scope and scale, Stockholm- and NYC-based Dogme Magazine brings a brilliant new creative lens to covering the moving image. Founded by Libraryman creator Tony Cederteg, the publication will translate the silver screen grandeur through an exploration of those in and outside of the film industry. Published “irregularly,” the new print publication all but guarantees to be photographically superb and filled with well …

Touchscreen Subway Maps

A Ken Burns iPad app, touchscreen subway maps, swapping sexism and more in our weekly look at the web

Anyone who has ridden NYC’s subway system knows it’s a remarkable example of engineering and transport, if not for the sheer volume of daily riders. You’ll also know that delays are frequent and service outages are just as common (weekends on the G train anyone?). Still, the city is aiming to improve user experience with the newly released touchscreen maps, which hit Grand Central Station …