I’m delighted to launch the second season of Explore Explain, a long-form video and podcast series about data visualisation design.
For episode seven it was a pleasure to welcome two guests, Jen Christiansen, Senior Graphics Editor at Scientific American, and Moritz Stefaner, self-employed ‘Truth and Beauty Operator’. We had a detailed conversation about the data, editorial, and design story behind a combined print and interactive visualisation project exploring ‘175 years of word usage patterns in Scientific American‘, published in the magazine’s September 2020 issue.
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Here are further links to some of the key resources mentioned during this episode:
- This is the full project collection of work
- This is the main article
- This is the interactive
- This is a process narrative
- Pitch Interactive’s ‘Popular Science Archive‘
- OCR’s ‘138 years of Popular Science‘
- OCR’s ‘The Whole Brilliant Enterprise‘
- Nicholas Rougeux’s ‘Scientific American’s Colorful Covers Reveal 175 Years of Change‘
- Moritz’s ‘Where the Wild Bees Are‘
- Christian Laesser
- The book ‘Objectivity‘
- ‘Reckoning With Our Mistakes‘