One of my favorite film directors, Steven Soderbergh, has been cataloging the movies, TV shows, and plays he has watched, along with the books and short stories he has read, over the period of a year and then publishing the list every year since 2009.
Inspired by both the data tracking and resulting visualization, I started tracking what I watched and read throughout the year. I posted my own Seen, Read 2014 last year and I’ve continued keeping track since then.
The skills on display in GoPro’s current NHL After Dark series amazing. I could watch a hundred videos of things like this, but alas there will only be eleven by the time this year’s video series has concluded.
I can’t believe I didn’t run across this when first posted. This is an amazing, passionate breakdown of The Watchmen comics by Kieron Gillen, no comics slouch himself by any means. It’s filled with such a great analysis of the symbolism, statements on comics formalism, and other topics by the comic series that the video has single-handedly made me want to read the comics again and watch the film again.
For all that is good in the world, WATCH IT NOW:
Kieron Gillen Talks Watchmen from Tomfoolery Ltd on Vimeo.
The recent release of “Loud Places” increases my anticipation for Jamie XX’s full length, In Colour. This track, featuring vocals by fellow XX member Romy, is the closest, yet best, thing next to a new track from The XX.
Steven Soderbergh, one of my favorite film directors, has been cataloging the movies, TV shows, and plays he has watched, along with the books and short stories he has read over the period of a year and then publishing the list every year since 2009. He just published his Seen, Read 2014 list in early January — and the FiveThirtyEight DataLab turned it into an eye-catching, informative graph.
I’ve tried a couple of datalogging and visualization services to try to reproduce some of this for myself — Daytum and Reporter, both of which included the formidable data visualization talents of Nicholas Felton. Neither of them really worked for me long term and I stopped using them regularly, which obviously defeats the point of fastidiously logging all manner of details of your life. In early 2014 I decided I would just track a handful of things, and do so in the most basic way possible — by entering them into a list I kept on a writing app on my phone.
Read on to see the results of my media consumption for all of 2014 with a pretty graph and everything!