Drew Skau

I'm a PhD CS Visualization student at UNCC with an undergrad in Architecture. I'm an Architect in a Computer Science world, and a Computer Scientist in an Architecture world.

Dissecting Staff Picks: Fracking Explained

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Dissecting Staff Picks: Fracking Explained

Each day, the graphics submitted to Visually are examined by our staff for shining examples of good work. The best are ... keep reading
A Beginner’s Guide to Wine

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A Beginner’s Guide to Wine

Whether you’re planning a party for guests you’d like to impress or attending one, choosing the right ... keep reading
CNN Tells Stories With Data, in Six-Second Vine Videos

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CNN Tells Stories With Data, in Six-Second Vine Videos

Can mobile technology enable us to create innovative data visualizations that are incredibly low-budget, to boot? ... keep reading
Edward Hopper Sketches Revealed in Hopper Drawing

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Edward Hopper Sketches Revealed in <em>Hopper Drawing</em>

Masterpieces aren’t just born. They are developed. Hopper Drawing shows Edward Hopper’s process through ... keep reading
Subtleties of Color: Tools and Techniques

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Subtleties of Color: Tools and Techniques

About a year ago, we published a blog post framed as a letter to NASA, asking them to stop using rainbow color scales. ... keep reading
16 Complicated Movie Plots Explained With Infographic Timelines

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16 Complicated Movie Plots Explained With Infographic Timelines

Movies often have complex plots, tell their story out of order, or involve time travel. Those things create loops in ... keep reading
Bringing π to Life with Sonification

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Bringing π to Life with Sonification

Pi is a Tokyo-based boutique advertising firm, but you can’t tell by simply visiting their website. Instead, visitors ... keep reading
Museum of Food and Drink Opens with a Bang

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Museum of Food and Drink Opens with a Bang

The Museum of Food and Drink doesn’t follow the traditional subject matter for museums, nor does it adhere to ... keep reading
Breaking Bad Periodic Tables

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Breaking Bad Periodic Tables

Breaking Bad is back in the public consciousness since the second part of its final season got started last week. Along ... keep reading
The Underappreciated Seating Chart

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The Underappreciated Seating Chart

A fairly common visualization type that is severely underappreciated is the seating chart. The visualization is ... keep reading