Going to have more to say about this (the photo, the article it came with, Grantland in general) later today or tomorrow but, for now… how freaking rad is this?
We love stuff like this.
File “some kind of chart or graph about luck” as yet another item under the list of wants for HOBART #13: luck.
There’s a sneak peek of our Fall issue “The Future” now up at Brain Pickings, including one of our favorite charts from the issue, The Robot Matrix. Where do your favorite robots fall on the scale of cuddly to creepy?
Like what you see here? Well then it looks like you are going to need to subscribe. “The Future” is shipping now, you cannot escape it!
Another chart! Two in one day!! (Chartmakers… get busy working on “luck”-related graphics.)
The top ten social TV events, from Bluefin Labs Social TV rating data.
Our business editor, Tim Fernholz, took a look at the most social-media active televised events from this past year. Turns out people still really like watching those moon men statues getting passed out. Or maybe it was Bey’s baby announcement that captivated our attention.
Something else we would love to see for HOBART 13: luck…
like the above (which is apparently broken into 3 different images, so you actually need to follow this link: via Flavorwire » Essential Flowchart: What Would Don Draper Do?)
or this (The Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time).
or this (Jim Beam bourbon process).
or this (“Total Eclipse of the Heart”).
We’ve already told you how much we love graphics such as this, right?
This map, created by designer Derek Watkins, color-codes the waterways of the U.S. by names they’re given. As Watkins explains, these names have their own name: toponyms, which are general descriptions of geographic features. The degree of geographical concentration of certain name types is pretty striking. Brooks tend to stay in New England, and bayous are primarily in the Louisiana-Mississippi area. Cañadas, rios and arroyos are concentrated in the Southwest. Branches seem to have the widest territory, covering much of the southeastern corner of the country.
(Source: derekwatkins.files.wordpress.com)The Atlantic
Vintage Books & Anchor Books
“I Would Not, Could Not On A Sign”
Dr. Seuss’ Green Eggs and Ham has been summed up as a simple street sign. We’d love to see a similar version of Infinite Jest.
wherein we continue to <3 flow charts…
Housing Works Bookstore Cafe
Update 2: As Neil Gaiman so astutely pointed out, the novel Stardust, unlike the movie, contains no pirates. (via SF Signal: FLOWCHART: Navigating NPR’s Top 100 Science Fiction and Fantasy Books)
Click through for readable version of completely enormous flow chart of NPR’s Top 100 Sci-Fi and Fantasy Books.