Once in a blue moon, a data visualization comes along and wallops you with its brilliance. Case in point: "Notabilia," which shows the debates behind some of the most controversial Wikipedia entries.
Created by Moritz Stefaner, Dario Taraborelli, and Giovanni Luca Ciampaglia, it's surprisingly quite simple: Each strand in the tree you see above represents a single Wikipedia article that, after a long debate, was either kept or deleted. The colored segments represent the various arguments pro and con—green represents an argument to keep, while pink is an argument to delete.
The old stereotype that scientific breakthroughs result from some lone rumpled genius toiling away in his basement laboratory hardly abides nowadays. Scientists collaborate. A lot. And in some unlikely ways, as this data visualization by the always-brilliant Moritz Stefaner (with support from agency onformative's Christopher Warnow) shows.
So where do New Yorkers go when they've tired of the rats, the rotten-vegetable smell, the $3,000 a month apartment, trying to catch a cab in the rain, the 1 train, the lines, the pasty tourists walking slowly in front of them, the pasty tourists stopping in front of them, the pasty tourists doing a cheer pyramid in front of them, Naked Cowboy (a pasty-tourist favorite)? Somewhere else in the New York area, of course!