Interactive 2017

The Pudding

The Pudding and Polygraph

“The Pudding” is making data visualization cool again—or maybe, for the first time ever. The visual essays found on tackle the most debatable, curious, and complex issues in today’s culture in easily digestible and visually stunning data-driven pieces. Sleek scroll-lead essays give meaning to numbers in an elegantly designed platform, covering topics from language, music, and film to gender inequality. One analysis looks at more than 2,000 scripts to examine the gender tropes used in film, while another visualization vibrantly captures in color the conversations and relationships of the musical “Hamilton.” The team of journalist-engineers behind “The Pudding” are ever transparent about their sources and methods, crafting data and ideas into delightful visual exploration and enjoyable reading.