Intercontinental Ballistic Microfinance

I found this amazing video over on the Metousiosis blog. It’s almost as much fun to watch as a 4th of July Red, White & Boom! ๐Ÿ˜€

Kiva presents The Intercontinental Ballistic Microfinance a data visualization of Kiva loan activity for 4,033,920 unique leander-borrower connections between 01Jan05 and 22Jun11, where each moving point is a lone share. Stunning.

Via The Intercontinental Ballisticย Microfinance

I want ice water.

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    • Coming from you, I take that as quite the endorsement. I was looking through my list of “draft” posts earlier today, and was amazed by how many of them were reblogs of stuff you’ve posted! I’m thinking about doing a “Cool Links From Cool Berman” post to get them off the list. There were also quite a few (still) from the Metousiosis blog, so maybe I’ll do one for each of you. ๐Ÿ˜€


      • I appreciate the kind words coming from somebody whose work I admire. I have enjoyed your blog so much and wait anxiously every day for your posts .You always amaze me .It is so kind of you to do a post based on my links , I am deeply honored . I look forward to reading it and seeing the things you find interesting. Thank you my friend ๐Ÿ˜€


        • It may take a while, unfortunately. The way my PC has been acting lately, I’m lucky to be able to even respond to these comments. But I will keep at it. Who knows, I might get lucky! ๐Ÿ˜€


  1. Truly amazing–a wonderful example of how really strong data visualizations can function simultaneously as aesthetic and informatic objects. I will definitely be sharing this one with colleagues and students. Thanks for bringing it to my attention. Have you heard about the Information is Beautiful Awards that launched last week?


    • Thank you. You know, of course, that I did not create this. But I do think data visualizations have a wonderful capacity to both inform and entertain us. The awards you mentioned can only help to spur on the further development of the medium. ๐Ÿ˜€


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