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Simulated Dendrochronology of U.S. Immigration 1790-2016

Pedro M. Cruz, Art + Design, and John Wihbey, School of Journalism, have won two awards at the Kantar Information is Beautiful Awards, which celebrate excellence and beauty in data visualizations, infographics, interactives, and information art. Cruz and a team of Northeastern faculty (John Wihbey, Avni Ghael, and Felipe Shibuya) were recognized for their Simulated Dendrochronology of U.S. Immigration, 1790-2016 that imagines each era of United States immigration as a ring in a growing tree trunk. The visualizations won gold in the People, Language & Identity category and swept the main prize for most beautiful visualization.

This project has been featured in National Geographic, as well as Flowing Data, and is currently on exhibit at Northeastern University’s West Village H, Lobby. Read more about the ongoing project here.

Congratulations to Pedro Cruz and the team behind Simulated Dendrochronology of U.S. Immigration.