Faking Climate Change Data & Visualizing for the Color Blind, in Sci-Fi Movies & in W.E.B. Du Bois’ Black America
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Faking Climate Change Data & Visualizing for the Color Blind, in Sci-Fi Movies & in W.E.B. Du Bois’ Black America

GIJN |
August 17, 2018

What’s the global data journalism community tweeting about this week? Our NodeXL #ddj mapping from Aug 6 to 12 finds @sciam profiling a new color scale for the color blind, @EDudinskij‘s fun dissertation on dataviz in science fiction movies, @morgenpost using satellite imagery to show the consequences of droughts, and @gregladen and Grant Foster calling bull on a climate change denier’s flawed graphs.


What’s the global data journalism community tweeting about this week? Our NodeXL #ddj mapping from Aug 6 to 12 finds @sciam profiling a new color scale for the color blind, @EDudinskij‘s fun dissertation on dataviz in science fiction movies, @morgenpostusing satellite imagery to show the consequences of droughts, and @gregladen and Grant Foster calling bull on a climate change denier’s flawed graphs.

The Problem with Rainbow Color Scales

Data visualizations using rainbow color scales can sometimes be misleading and, for those with color blindness, are completely unintelligible. Now scientists at a US Department of Energy lab have developed a color scale — Cividis — that is mathematically optimized to be accurate for both color blind people and those with normal vision.

Credit by- Gijn

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