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Visualizing Democracy with Berggruen: A Conversation with Dawn Nakagawa

Kelly Morrison | 02.06.20

The Berggruen Institute came to Stamen with the goal of bringing a fascinating global dataset to life: its Governance Index, which offers important insights into what makes a good government. The Index explores the relationship between democratic feedback, government competence, and the provision of public goods as measures of a good government. Over six years...

Survival by Degrees: How We Built It

Kelly Morrison | 01.27.20

Yellow Warbler. Photo: Ben Collier/Audubon Photography Awards Stamen worked with the National Audubon Society to visualize the future of bird species across North America in the face of climate change. Eric Rodenbeck, CEO and creative director of Stamen, sat down to talk with the team to talk about this new work, Survival by Degrees: 389...

Talking through Stamen’s Send Me SFMOMA Data Visualization

Eric Rodenbeck | 10.26.18

by Eric Rodenbeck and Keir Winesmith Stamen Design, Send Me SFMOMA data visualization; image courtesy SFMOMA Last June, SFMOMA launched the SMS-based service Send Me SFMOMA. The initiative was conceived as a way to shed light on the museum’s vast collection, only a fraction of which is on view at any given time. Send Me...

Now that the election’s over, let’s talk about how minorities have been historically excluded from…

Eric Rodenbeck | 11.10.16

Stamen spent much of 2015 building and designing American Panorama, a wide-ranging historical atlas for the 21st century. Funded by the Mellon Foundation, the atlas is a project of the Digital Scholarship Lab at the University of Richmond. In addition to the maps, the project also involved creating a set of open source tools for...

New images of complex microbiome environments visualized by Berkeley Metagenomics Lab and Stamen…

Eric Rodenbeck | 09.26.16

It’s easy to think that we’ve discovered most of the species on the planet. In fact, the booming field of metagenomics is using big data to help scientists better understand new and vast unexplored regions of the natural world: the microbiome. In the last few years, the price of genetic sequencing has plummeted to the...

The Atlas of Emotion on the BBC World Service

Eric Rodenbeck | 09.07.16

My friend Tania Ketenjian interviewed Eve Ekman and I about our project with the Dalai Lama, the Atlas of Emotions, the other week for the BBC World Service. You can listen to the episode here (we’re on at 20:35), and what follows is a transcript of that interview. Reviewing the design of the Atlas of...