Data Visualization

We give you the numbers; you make them speak to us.

Every year, Americans fill out income tax forms and make their payments to the IRS. It’s an important civic duty, but do we really know where our tax dollars go? Using data provided, Eyebeam challenges you to create data visualizations that make it easier and more interesting for taxpayers to understand just how the government spends our money.

Start Date: 
6 Oct 2015 - 23 Jan 2016



Ever wonder who the best rapper ever is? Who used the phrase 'On Fleek' first? Who 
rap's favorite basketball player is? Which sneaker is more hip-hop: Adidas or Nike?

The Rap Research Lab is a studio for teens to explore art, data visualization, graphic 
design and the stats behind Beats, Rhymes & Life in a creative environment.

Tuesdays & Thursdays
October 6, 2015 - January 20, 2016
Showcase Event: January 23, 2016
12-Week Program

Eyebeam @ Industry City, Sunset Park
34 35th Street
5th Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11232

Subway - D/N/R 36th Street
Bus - B35 bus to 39th Street and 2nd Avenue

Free snacks and MetroCards

Projects: Hip Hop Word Count, Rap Almanac, Rap Research Lab
People: Erica Kermani, Tahir Hemphill, Zephyr Doles
Research: Education, Urban Research
Tags: 3d design, Data Visualization, graphic design, hip hop, hiphop, infographics, Rap

The Remembrancer, a newspaper named for the City of London's representative to the UK government, documents 46 corporations listed on the London Stock Exchange, which are known to the database of A Quiet Disposition, and are, by association, implicated by the data it has gathered.
The Remembrancer was commissioned by the Open Data Institute and the Victoria & Albert Museum.

Project Created: 
September 2014

A Quiet Disposition is an online intelligence-gathering system which trawls the web for information about unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs or 'drones'), and analyses what it finds to produce new connections. The full database is available at, and as of December 2014 it contained some 28k people, 35k documents, and 83k semantic terms connected with drone programmes. 
A Quiet Disposition was created in part during a residency at Eyebeam in collaboration with The White Building in London.

Project Created: 
January 2015

Using wireless hotspot data, “WiFi Spotting” topographically visualizes Wi-Fi saturation in the metropolis. Areas with higher saturation of access points form the peaks of these mountainous terrains, thus lending physicality to the usually ephemeral in our constantly changing cityscape. “WiFi Spotting” highlights how our immediate environments are saturated by constant signals, and it aims to materialize the underlying social contracts hidden within our ubiquitous noise.

Project Created: 
July 2013
Quotidian Record

Quotidian Record is a limited edition LP that features a continuous year of personal location-tracking data recorded by Brian House. In compressing 365 days to 365 rotations and mapping habitual places to harmonic relationships, he hopes to prompt our musical perception when we consider our daily travels.

Project Created: 
June 2012

Imagine Bach's first Cello Suite as a series of white dots circling and plucking white lines. Now watch it.

Using the math behind string length and pitch, the visualization represents each note as a string to help people understand better "music's underlying structure and subtle shifts," according to creator Alexander Chen.

The visualization is the first piece produced by, created by Google employee Chen as a part of his residency at Eyebeam

Projects: Data Visualization
Tags: Alex Chen, Huffington Post, Press, media, Data Visualization
This event is closed to the public.
Start Date: 
20 Sep 2011
Open to attendees of Strata Jumpstart, Summit and Conference. RSVP required.

Eyebeam has partnered with O’Reilly to invite attendees of the Strata Jumpstart, Summit, and Conference to our Strata New York celebration. Join us to kick-off a week of activities with a festive evening of creative cuisine, signature drinks, and the sharing of innovative ideas in our visualization showcase.

RSVP is required. If you plan to join us, please RSVP here.

The goal is to tell a story about the state of the art of visualization, the boundaries that it pushes (and isn’t pushing yet), the lessons learned from things gone wrong, and how to think about and intelligently interact with data in visual form.

The artists that will be on display include:

People: Alexander Chen, Amanda Cox, Andrew Gelman, Coco Krumme, Eddie Jabbou, Irene Ros, Jer Thorp, Lev Manovich, Ligorano Reese, Ligorano/Reese, Mike Driscoll, Moritz Stefaner
Tags: conference, Data Visualization, hosted event, O'Reilly, party, Strata

Anil Kandangath asks “Where Did My Tax Dollars Go?” in his simple, powerful data visualization – and wins the $5,000 Grand Award of the Data Viz Challenge: Visualize Your Taxes. Input your salary (under the watch of a winking George Washington) and out come your payments to Medicare, Social Security, and National Defense. Check out the Runner Up ($3,000), Finalists ($500), and Honorable Mentions for more interactive tools and graphics that offer accessible, compelling, and even fun ways to connect your tax dollars directly to federal government spending.

Start Date: 
13 Apr 2011
Partner Organizations: 

Join Eyebeam to celebrate the Challenge and learn more about how your tax dollars are spent at a reception on Wednesday, April 13, 6-9PM. Mingle with Data Viz Challenge participants and judges, check out a selection of the submitted interactive projects (including Budget Climb) and vibe to the funk-soul mix of DJ $mall ¢hange.

RSVP to attend the party.

The was created by Eyebeam and Google, with data provided by


People: DJ $mall ¢hange
Tags: Data Visualization,
Partner Organizations: Google
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