What if a book didn’t just give you old facts, but gave you the tools to discover those ideas for yourself, and invent new ideas? What if, while reading a blog post, you could insert your own knowledge, challenge the author’s assumptions, and build things the author never even thought of… all inside the blog post itself?
What if, in a world where we’re asked to constantly consume knowledge, we construct knowledge?
Explorable Explanations is an attempt at answering some of those questions. We’re a totally unorganized “movement” (if you can even call it that) of artists, programmers, and educators who make things & tools for active learning.
How amazing is that, be sure to have a look at explorableexplanations.com and explore some of the curated content.
My favourites are the New Science of Sentencing by the Marshall Project and Science isn’t Broken by FiveThirtyEight. In the latter they had seven people working on it including a data visualisation coder.