Saturday, July 02, 2005

Casualties and Information Aesthetics

I noticed this fascinating link over at Information Aesthetics that is an "animated visualization simulating the US & coalition military fatalities that occured in Iraq, shown in the context of time & (geographical) space." It's really worth checking out (and so is Information Aesthetics - it always has links to new ways to present traditional data), particularly because it does so much to immediately show you where trouble happens in Iraq -- you hear about the corridors/roads being exceptionally problematic, on this map you can see it -- and because it's so horrible to watch the small, reinforcing explosions that are actually soldiers dying. It also dispells any illusion that Baghdad is a safe place and under any sort of control.

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