Two days of intense data visualization work inspired by a competition that involved more than 1,000 design and computer science students from 150 universities in 30 countries. The 2012 Visualizing Global Marathon finished yesterday, but the ramifications of the event will be felt for quite sometime, especially for those who managed to participate either in person or virtually.
With the participation and help of top-level professionals like Ben Hosken, Scott Murray, Moritz Stefaner, Richard Saul Wurman, Alberto Cairo, Santiago Ortiz, Mahir Yavuz and Kim Rees, the Visualizing.org team put together an event that, ultimately, proves how global data visualization can be. Congratulations to all the people as well as to all the institutions that partnered with the Global Marathon. You can see the list of all these meetup partners and other details here.
While we wait for the final announcement about the winners (the juries will take a few days at least to evaluate all the works), we picked some of the visualizations submitted to the Visualizing.org’s Gallery. The teams of students had three themes to choose from: Disease Alerts, Global Flights Network and The U.S. Presidential Election in Social Media.
And here’s a sample of the result:
(By stenuitj, Samuel Buccheri, Kevin Marion, corbelc)
(By HTM, aelzamly, shelliemiqbel, Tian Wu)
(By Yixuan Zhang, VIZMIND, hanton, xiaonongfan)
(By airmonkey, Rahman Kalfane, coraliesabin, Guillaume Faure)
(By Simon Rochard, Lola Charpentier, antoinebardet, lecerf.marc)
(By bernardo.schorr, mariapaula.saba, shilpanbhagat)
(By Cristina Palamini, chiara andreossi)
(By Anke Stohlmann, Willa Tracosas)
(By Till Nagel)
(By Lochana, Rajesh, shruti nilegaonkar)
(By Nicki Dlugash, blakericky, Qian Li)
(By Krisztina Szucs)
(By Igor Vac, Veronica Pontes, Laura Fernandes Lugo, Enrique Trevelin)
Explore more submitted works on Visualizing.org - these we brought here are just a small sample, there are a lot of good stuff worth seeing there. And keep up with updates on Twitter, using the hashtag #vizmarathon.
Links: Visualizing.org – 2012 Visualizing Global Marathon