Data Visualization

Most data visualization efforts have the same effect on me as a Mondrian painting - I apprehend some transcendent beauty, but can't for the life of me discern the intended meaning.  This NYTimes video makes sense to me, and is fascinating on many levels.  There is something a little too meta about it, though.  I mean, it's a video (layer 3) about the way an NYTimes news story (layer 1) about a given event (layer 0) spreads on social media platforms (layer 2).  And here I am writing about the video.  Great.

Related:  last year's instant-classic on Mariano Rivera's cutter.