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:
Flights traffic through cities over the five continents
(By stenuitj, Samuel Buccheri, Kevin Marion, corbelc)
Connection Between Leading Economies and Growing Economies
(By HTM, aelzamly, shelliemiqbel, Tian Wu)
2012 U.S. Election Discourse on Twitter
(By Yixuan Zhang, VIZMIND, hanton, xiaonongfan)
Diseaster – the social network for trending diseases
(By airmonkey, Rahman Kalfane, coraliesabin, Guillaume Faure)
Flying to the Moon
(By Simon Rochard, Lola Charpentier, antoinebardet, lecerf.marc)
US Map of Most Frequent Disease Alerts | Aug-Oct 2012
(By bernardo.schorr, mariapaula.saba, shilpanbhagat)
The Feeling of a Nation
(By Cristina Palamini, chiara andreossi)
Cure the world
(By Anke Stohlmann, Willa Tracosas)
(By Till Nagel)
Its a small world afterall!
(By Lochana, Rajesh, shruti nilegaonkar)
(By Nicki Dlugash, blakericky, Qian Li)
The 8 most frequent diseases of the past 91 days
(By Krisztina Szucs)
How the economy influences flights network in 2012?
(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