Posts Tagged ‘data visualization’

Two Centuries of US Immigration

May 15, 2017

“From 1820 to 2013, 79 million people obtained lawful permanent resident status in the United States. This map visualizes all of them based on their prior country of residence. The brightness of a country corresponds to its total migration to the U.S. at the given time.”

1 dot = 10,000 people

As a percentage of total US population, today’s immigration rates are far below those of the 1920s and before.

Written, narrated, and produced by Bryce Plank. Video editing and animation by Robin West. See more at Metrocosm.

Related:

“The Accidents of History That Shaped Global Migration,” James Watkins, Ozy

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White Collar Crime Risk Zones

May 8, 2017

White Collar Crime Risk Zones

White Collar Crime Risk Zones uses machine learning to predict where financial crimes will happen across the U.S. The system was trained on incidents of financial malfeasance from 1964 to the present day, collected from the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), a non-governmental organization that regulates financial firms.

The system uses industry-standard predictive policing methodologies, including Risk Terrain Modeling and geospatial feature predictors, which enables the tool to predict financial crime at the city-block-level with an accuracy of 90.12%.

Predictive policing apps are designed and deployed to target so-called “street” crime, reinforcing and accelerating destructive policing practices that disproportionately target impoverished communities of color.”

— White Collar Crime Risk Zones,” Sam Lavigne, Francis Tseng, and Brian Clifton, The New Inquiry

Use it online and read the white paper.

Related:

“Why big-data analysis of police activity is inherently biased,” William Isaac and Andi Dixon, The Conversation

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The Power of Networks

May 29, 2012

Manuel Lima, Senior UX Design Lead at Microsoft Bing and founder of VisualComplexity.com, recently addressed the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA). Video of his lecture is here, but the short animated excerpt above is more fun.

Illustrator: Andrew Park of Cognitive Media for RSA Animate.

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