What is Metrocosm?
The Matrixis all around us. Even now, in this very room. You can see it when you look out your window or when you turn on your television. You can feel it when you go to work… when you go to church… when you pay your taxes. It is the world that has been pulled from a spreadsheet over your eyesto show you blind you fromthe truth.
What is Metrocosm?
Metrocosm is my collection of maps and other data visualization projects — trying to make sense of the world through numbers.
Who am I?
Hi. I’m Max Galka, a guy who is fascinated by data.
My latest project Elementus aims to bring transparency to the blockchain ecosystem. My other current project, FOIA Mapper, opens up hidden government databases using the Freedom of Information Act. I also teach data wrangling + data visualization at the University of Pennsylvania. And I write about data visualization as a Guardian and Huffington Post contributor. Previously, I worked for 10 years as a trader at Deutsche Bank and Credit Suisse
I also enjoy working on data-related projects outside of work. My fantasy football models rarely work out very well, but the Texas Hold-em program I built in college is one of the things I am most proud of.
I am also a very happy & lucky husband, an aspiring vegetarian, a feminist, an information privacy paranoid, a Wharton (M&T) alum, and a former wrestler.
If you have any questions or comments about the site or just want to say hello, please drop me a line or connect with me on on Twitter: @galka_max.
ICO bubble chart – four years of token sales visualized in one animated graphic
Blueshift – design and publish dynamic maps in minutes
FOIA Mapper – access to the world of “hidden” public data using the Freedom of Information Act
Metrocosmblog.tumblr.com – for images/graphics that did not find their way into a post here, but I still thought were interesting enough to post on their own
Resources for GIS / map making (discussion with Yalemakes / Yale Data Science)
My top 6 data visualization tools / a tour through the data visualization zoo
Millennium Development Goals – Indicator Correlation Explorer (my entry for the World Statistics Day Data Visualization Challenge)
The Guardian: Bike share mapping creates beautiful portraits of London, NYC and Berlin
World Economic Forum: A Visual History of Gender and Employment
Wharton Entrepreneurship Blog: A day in the life of an M&T alum
Wharton Entrepreneurship Blog: Starting a Business is _________
Data Science Central: Data Science Has a Terminology Problem
Huffington Post: The Housing Value of Every County in the U.S.
Inman News: What the Comeback of Travel Agents Says About Real Estate
Inman News: Is the Zillow Trulia Merger a Death Blow or a Dying Gasp?
Revaluate: The Best New York City Maps of 2014
Revaluate: 5 of the Craziest Building in NYC
Revaluate: New York’s Most Expensive Apartments – Past, Present, and Future
Revaluate: New York’s Highest Rents
Revaluate: Broker Fees Explained
Revaluate: When is the Best Time to Rent in NYC
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