San Francisco, CA. YBCA, Bay Area Soon. Data visualization is often a kind of techno hypnosis. The power of the data is sometimes lost in it’s visualization, the shear beauty of it’s own complexity.
This Stamen street mural is more accessible. It shows which species of birds can currently survive in the Golden Gate area and which will still be able to survive in 2050.
It seems that graphic simplicity can still play a role in visual summary of complex data, “vividly highlighting the losses and gains.”