Data Curious

Data Curious is a newsletter about finding new ways of experiencing the data all around us—visually, sonically, intellectually, and philosophically.
Created 03 Jan 2021
  • People vs. Fossil Fuels (pt. 2)
    14 Oct 2021 • 4 min read • 1 0
    Today is Day 4 of the week of climate civil disobedience in D.C. So far, nearly 100 activists have been arrested each day. Indigenous Environmental Network @IENearth Day 3 #peoplevsfossilfuels: Nearly...
  • People vs. Fossil Fuels (pt. 1)
    08 Oct 2021 • 1 min read • 1 0
    This issue will be short, but with a timely message for those concerned about our collective climate crisis. I'm planning a follow-up post that contains more data behind these issues next week, but fo...
  • Public libraries
    27 Sep 2021 • 3 min read • 1 0
    Spare me a few moments to express how deeply I love public libraries. Can you think of any places you can go where absolutely nothing is expected from you? And nearly everything is free? Arguably, the...
  • 8 years
    22 Sep 2021 • 3 min read • 1 0
    This week is Climate Week. Over the past decade-ish (since 2009), it has marked the lead-up to the United Nations General Assembly with environmental speeches, protests, and pronouncements. Despite 10...
  • Redefining Data Curious
    10 Sep 2021 • 4 min read • 2 0
    Well hello. This is that awkward part where writers usually stumble over an apology with “I’ve been super busy lately” or “work has been hectic” or some other justification for not sending a newslette...
  • The rise of anti-Asian American hate crimes
    23 Mar 2021 • 2 min read • 1 0
    The murder of 8 people in Atlanta, 6 of them women of Asian descent, was a hate crime born of misogyny, objectification, and racism. I’m writing about it because it needs to be said; but also, like so...
  • To All the Books I Read in 2020
    05 Mar 2021 • 4 min read
    Surprise! It’s an end-of-week edition of the newsletter. I was feeling spontaneous (and also, way behind on some other work). Looking at my notes, I realized that I published a total of one (just one!...
  • Making maps for humans
    01 Feb 2021 • 5 min read • 2 1
    Welcome back to Data Curious. This issue focuses a lot on geospatial mapping and theory, so if you’re into maps, let me tell you this one is a treat. Many people love maps, but very few actually under...
  • Data visualization as grief
    25 Jan 2021 • 4 min read • 1 0
    Hey Don’t worry, it’s still me (Ben) and you’re still reading Data Curious, a newsletter about data visualizaiton, information design, and creative development. But you may notice the newsletter has t...
  • In defence of complexity
    16 Dec 2020 • 1 min read
    Data Curious 2020.12.16 Hey, It's been a minute. I'm back with a new edition of Data Curious. At my current rate, this will likely be the last edition of 2020. New plans for 2021 are in the works. App...
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