The Fall Rye League: Making the Cut

BY CHRISTINE CLARK Competition surrounds us. It is the driving force of the capitalist economy, it is often fuel for nationalistic, civic and institutional pride, and, from a Darwinian perspective, it is the reason for the existence of all living organisms. For Jamie Larsen, Crop Geneticist and Breeder with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, competition takes the form […]

Data Used for Visualization in 2014

HOW DO DIFFERENCES IN GROWTH BETWEEN TWO WEED SPECIES AFFECT INTERACTIONS WITH A PLANT-FEEDING INSECT USED IN THEIR BIOCONTROL? The study plants: Hawkweeds The study insect: A plant-feeding gall wasp Entomologist and agricultural research scientist, Dr Rose De Clerck-Floate (Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Lethbridge Research Centre), studies the intricacies of insect-plant interactions in order to […]

Data Physicalization Wiki

posted by Leanne Elias The amazing people at the Aviz.fr research lab have started a physical data viz wiki, and it is going to be enormously valuable to us. We have been using their list of physical data viz extensively ever since we started our lab, and that list was what led Denton and I […]

Visualizing the Proportion of Galled and Ungalled Stolons Interactively

BY TAELYNN GRAHAM For this visualization, I looked at the relationship between different data points, particularly the proportions of stolons that were actually galled (which is the idea result of the experiment). I originally was working with the number of individual galls that were on each stolon, but realized that without seeing the relation of […]

Crocheting the Relationships Between Galled and Ungalled Stolons

BY TAELYNN GRAHAM This visualization uses the exact same data as my interactive digital visualization. I decided to represent the length of each section with crochet stitches, and they became quite lengthy, which shows how much spreading the Hawkweed plants actually do. I want people to be able to really understand the proportion of stolons […]