Visualizing the Occupy Movement

Visualizing the Occupy Movement

This weekend in 7 cities across the world (including Oakland, Calif.), people hacked away at #OccupyData hackathons aimed at creating “data visualization for the 99%”. Data visualization is a natural fit for a movement that regularly chants about statistics (“We are the 99%!”), and we’re looking forward to seeing the products of those hackathons over the next few weeks.

In the meantime, we’ve rounded up some of the most interesting data visualizations that will help you gain a better understanding of the movement, regardless of your politics.

First, an establishing shot: this beautiful map symbolically links Wall St. in New York to all 1300+ Occupy locations that sprung up in response to the original protest in Zucotti Park.

Here’s another, more stylized version of the same map:

 
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