On December 30, 2012 The New York Times published 2012: The Year in Graphics. Graphics and interactives from a year that included an election, the Olympics and a devastating hurricane. A selection of the graphics presented here include information about how they were created.
The review covered a wide range of subjects and approaches. One of the most unusual from my perspective was Connecting Music and Gesture, originally published on April 6, 2012:
"We wanted to visualize and explain the nuances of conducting. The N.Y.U. Movement Lab recorded Alan Gilbert, the music director of the New York Philharmonic, using motion-capture technology. With the motion-capture data, we created one visualization that tracked the lines that Mr. Gilbert’s fingers drew in the air in a way that looked similar to Picasso’s 'light drawings.' ”