Things You Made, Feb 8
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What You’ve Been Making
A roundup of journalism and code projects that you may have missed recently. This week we especially focused on projects related to our planet’s shaky health.
A History of California Wildfires
(Capital Public Radio, Jan 24, 2019) Layers upon layers of fire: “See the perimeters of more than 100 years of California wildfires recorded by Cal Fire and the U.S. Geological Survey.”
This City’s Air is Killing People. Who Will Stop It?
(Desert Sun, Jan 15, 2019) A huge and immersive portrait of a polluted borderland: “Our children are now sick children. They’re condemned to be sick.”
A Window into Delhi’s Deadly Pollution
(Reuters, Nov 9, 2019) A camera on top of Reuters’ Delhi bureau is the lens through which we see a city’s urgent air-quality issue.
The Big One
(KPCC, ongoing) An audio series, interactive map, and series of how-to pieces about surviving the next big earthquake.
Even More Things
A huge collaboration built chi.vote, a voter-education site for Chicago’s mega mayoral race. A historic fundraising campaign for The Correspondent, as reported by Emily Goligoski and Aron Pilhofer. Cleveland’s environmental justice hotspots, with a map in Belt Magazine. The ever-awesome structured archive of Data is Plural. The Financial Times is tracking how often it features women experts. A data vis tutorial and starter project with C3.js and Glitch. A history of the visual expression of ideas. An experiment in news therapy: Sift. A study on a shift for local news: “My customer is the consumer.” A set of short plays about Python programming. Oh, and freehand stitched Dune covers.
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