Network Analysis and the Law — 3D-Hi-Def Visualization of the Time Evolving Citation Network of the United States Supreme Court

What are some of the key takeaway points? (1) The Supreme Court’s increasing reliance upon its own decisions over the 1800-1830 window. (2) The important role of maritime/admiralty law in the early years of the Supreme Court’s citation network. At least with respect to the Supreme Court’s citation network, these maritime decisions are the root … Continue reading “Network Analysis and the Law — 3D-Hi-Def Visualization of the Time Evolving Citation Network of the United States Supreme Court”

6,000 Pages Tell the World’s History [via GE Data Visualization]

“It’s true. We’ve scanned 6,000 pages of GE’s annual reports to build this interactive visualization. But why? What’s the point? Not only does this provide a rich history of how GE has always been at work building, moving, powering and curing the world, but it is a true reflection of how the economy, U.S. and … Continue reading “6,000 Pages Tell the World’s History [via GE Data Visualization]”

Health InfoScape [ via GE Data Visualization Lab ]

From the GE Page: “When you have heartburn, do you also feel nauseous? Or if you’re experiencing insomnia, do you tend to put on a few pounds, or more? By combing through 7.2 million of our electronic medical records, we have created a disease network to help illustrate relationships between various conditions and how common … Continue reading “Health InfoScape [ via GE Data Visualization Lab ]”

Six Degrees of Marbury v. Madison : A Sink Based Visualization [v2]

The visualization above is something we are calling the “six degrees” of Marbury v. Madison.  It was originally produced for use in our paper Distance Measures for Dynamic Citation Networks. Due to space considerations, we ended up leaving it on the cutting room floor.  However, the visual is designed to highlight the idea of a “sink.” Sinks … Continue reading “Six Degrees of Marbury v. Madison : A Sink Based Visualization [v2]”

David McCandless: The Beauty of Data Visualization [TED]

From the talk abstract: “David McCandless turns complex data sets (like worldwide military spending, media buzz, Facebook status updates) into beautiful, simple diagrams that tease out unseen patterns and connections. Good design, he suggests, is the best way to navigate information glut — and it may just change the way we see the world.”

Six Degrees of Marbury v. Madison : A Sink Based Visualization

The visualization above is something we call “six degrees” of Marbury v. Madison.  It was originally produced for use in our paper Distance Measures for Dynamic Citation Networks. Due to space considerations, we ended up leaving it on the cutting room floor.  However, the visual is designed to highlight the idea of a “sink.” Sinks … Continue reading “Six Degrees of Marbury v. Madison : A Sink Based Visualization”

Large Scale ( 130,000 + ) Zoomable Visualization of a Twitter Network

Starting with the Michael Bommarito’s twitter handle mjbommar, we built this visualization by collecting Mike’s direct friends, friends-friends, friends-friends-friends, etc. until we decided to stop …. just after passing 130,000 total twitter handles.  Using the Fruchterman-Rheingold algorithm, we visualized a network where |V| = 130365, |E| = 197399. Those interested in reviewing some other twitter visualizations, please consult Nathan … Continue reading “Large Scale ( 130,000 + ) Zoomable Visualization of a Twitter Network”

The Senate Campaign Contribution Network: A Visualization Repost in Light of the Court's Decision in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission

Today’s decision in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission has justifiably generated a significant amount of media / blogosphere coverage. For those not familiar with the Court’s decision, there is a full roundup of analysis available at SCOTUS Blog and Election Law Blog. In light of today’s decision we decided to repost highlights of our … Continue reading “The Senate Campaign Contribution Network: A Visualization Repost in Light of the Court's Decision in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission”

Cash for Clunkers – Visualization and Analysis

Cash for Clunkers: A Dynamic Map of the Cash Allowance Rebate Systems (CARS) Some Background on the Car Allowance Rebate System (CARS) From the official July 27, 2009 press release – “The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) also released the final eligibility requirements to participate in the program.  Under the CARS program, consumers receive … Continue reading “Cash for Clunkers – Visualization and Analysis”

Well Formed Eigenfactor.Org–Wonderful Visualization of CrossDisciplinary Fertilization, Information Flow & The Structure of Science [Repost]

Given our interest in both interdisciplinary scholarship and the spread of ideas, we wanted to highlight one of our favorite projects–eigenfactor.org. Here is basic documentation from their website.  There are also links to academic papers offering far more detailed documentation for the data and algorithm choice.  In particular, read Martin Rosvall and Carl T. Bergstrom, Maps … Continue reading “Well Formed Eigenfactor.Org–Wonderful Visualization of CrossDisciplinary Fertilization, Information Flow & The Structure of Science [Repost]”