Saturday, November 5, 2011

Data visualization

(Disclosure: I stole most of this post from my husband Chris' Tumblr.)

After years of resisting art and non-homework-related writing, Ben has taken to drawing in the last couple of weeks in an astonishing way. Our dining room table is now covered with sheets of paper with his drawings and he'll happily sit for up to 30 minutes at a stretch, drawing scenes of from his favorite stories and movies.

This one is my favorite. It's so revealing of how Ben's mind works. I'm glad he's found another way to express what's going on in there.

(The description and reference image is from Chris.)

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Data visualization of the National Spelling Bee, as portrayed in A BOY NAMED CHARLIE BROWN.

In which color indicates the proportion of correct (green) and incorrect (red) answers given by each contestant.

Charlie Brown appears in the lower center, his face mostly green, reflecting his 2nd place ranking overall.