Visualizing empires decline / Imperi in declino in video

(EN) Pedro Cruz created a visual experiment with Processing analyzing the rise and decline of top 4 maritime empires of the XIX and XX centuries. Looking at the video, biology and social phenomena seem closer than I thought. ——— (IT) Pedro Cruz ha creato un esperimento di visualizzazione con Processing analizzando la nascita e il declino di 4 imperi marittimi del 19° e 20° secolo.  Guardando il video, biologia e fenomeni sociali sembrano piĂą vicini di quanto pensassi.    

Under the sea / In fondo al mar

(EN) My friend Paolo together with infographic designer David Boardman launched today the english version of  in.fondo.al.mar (under the sea),  an info-visualisation work-in-progress project about a series of sinkings and incidents in the Mediterranean Sea in the last 30 years, involving  “poison-ships”, which are suspected of having carried toxic and radioactive waste. The most shocking fact about these sinkings is that the ships would have been sunk deliberately to dispose of tons of toxic, chemical and radioactive waste. The mechanism is simple: you own a big container ship that has an accident and is sinking or is very old. You don’t want to lose all the money so you sell your ship to organized crime which will stuff it with toxic waste (ah the business of toxic waste!) and let it sink. I made the story simple, but many subjects are involved in this traffic, also some institutions: here’s an article in italian on the topic written by Paolo and

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Reduce your chances to crash / Riduci le tue probabilitĂ  di crash

(EN) It’s been a busy couple of months and I couldn’t update this blog as I used to. And I will keep updating it quite irregularly for some times, expecially the next three weeks as I’m going to Japan on wednesday.. It’s the farthest trip I ever done with a plane, so im getting a bit concerned about the risk of it! So i found these beautiful infographics showing me some statistics about plane crashes and i realized, among the other things, that it’s much more easy to killed by a lightning! ——— (IT) Sono stati due mesi piuttosto impegnativi e non sono riuscita ad aggiornare questo blog con il ritmo solito. E continuerò con questa irregolaritĂ  per un po’ di tempo, specialmente nelle prossime tre settimane visto che parto per il Giappone mercoledì prossimo.. E’ la meta piĂą lontana che abbia mai raggiunto con un aereo e mi sto un po’ preoccupando dei rischi che questo implica! Così ho

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