This is the home of the creative work of Paul Butler.
Office Supply Pointillism
An attempt at creating a photorealistic reproduction of an image using 1,500 colored dot stickers.
I used Floyd– Steinberg dithering to determine the dot placement and then placed the stickers by hand.
An explorable exploration of the Kelly Criterion for bet sizing.
A code notebook that takes a mathematical approach to forensic video analysis.
A data portal that uses interactive visualizations to explain ranked choice election results.
An explorable explanation of some unintuitive implications of the electoral college.
A tour of complex arithmatic, leading to the construction of the Mandelbrot fractal.
A runnable notebook that explains how to model plotter path optimization as a routing optimization problem.
A series of plots exploring ways to generate sketches from a photograph, including a Metropolis–Hastings random walk.
A series of plots using a technique I call surface projection, and a code notebook that explains it.
A series of plots generated by Lindenmayer Systems, and a notebook explaining the technique.
A browser extension for visualizing the tree structure of Twitter conversations.
Exploration of an alternative UI for presenting international flight options.
A map of New York City made from 60,000 flags, drawn proportionately from the birthplaces of the foreign-born inhabitants of each census tract.
Created for an art exhibition in Cleveland, Ohio.
Interactive visualization of point-to-point transit times on Toronto’s TTC transit network.
Winner of the Kontagent Big Data Challenge ($10K prize.)
Interactive visualization of Groupon deals collected from the web in 2011, shortly before their IPO.
Featured in the July-August 2011 Harvard Business Review