Drone attacks, visualised


I’m often asked at my workshops whether creative programming can be used meaningfully, rather than just decoration, and here’s a perfect example of that – an expertly executed visualisation of the drone attacks on Pakistan from 2004 up to the present day. And it’s astonishing.

A creation of the seasoned data artist Wes Grubbs from Pitch Interactive, the data here is presented simply and elegantly. Each drone is show in chronological order, and it clearly outlines, without fuss, how these attacks have ramped up dramatically in the last few years.


In the background, it’s using the hugely powerful and complex data visualisation library D3.

Out of Sight, Out of Mind by Pitch Interactive
Huffington Post’s write up