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Mapping Immigration Flow Through Tree Rings

Exploring America’s past and future metaphorically through dendrochronology

Pedro Cruz and his colleagues from Northeastern University created a “dendrographic” that portrays the United States as a living organism that highlights its diversity. This visualization has won two awards at the 2018 Kantar Information is Beautiful Awards. It won gold in the People, Language & Identity category and the main prize for most beautiful visualization. Illustration — Northeastern University

The United States frequently dons the moniker “the melting pot” a name that is deep rooted in our history of immigration. As of late, there has been a resurgence in dialogue about the impact of immigration on our economy. This is a cyclical occurrence. This history…

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Creating transcendent stories that share the importance of data narratives and how they impact our world. Twitter: @aldatavizguy

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