The Highs and Lows of Making a Data Visualisation / Sonification

A couple of months ago, I made an animated data visualisation/sonification that got a bit of interest on twitter, LinkedIn and Reddit. This is it: https://youtu.be/vvSzFcNdZkc Covid-19 Case Rate in England It shows the Covid case…

Making an animated data visualisation/sonification with After Effects

Over the past few years, I've typically been making visualisations in R, and then touching them up in Adobe Illustrator. More recently, I've been exploring animated data visualisations, with R, and gganimate. While these are really good,…

Data sonification - representing Covid-19 data as a song

Data sonification is the representation of data as sound, and is something I was looking into a while back, in the context of the indices of deprivation. I never really managed anything satisfactory, so parked the idea, and moved on to other…

Using Python to make an animated gif from static images

As part of a collection of visualisations related to Covid-19, I've been making a weekly-ish animated map of Covid-19 case rates in English upper tier local authorities. I've been doing this by munging the weekly surveillance data from…