3 views of us senate·pentagram·data visualization·2003


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3 Views of us Senate is a political data visualization that uses dynamic typography and a zoomable interface to tell a story about the makeup of the United States Senate, prior to the then-upcoming 2004 elections. In particular, senators are presented by party, by year of next re-election, and by state. The story that emerged from the data was an open-ended one: could the Democrats retake the Senate?

3 Views of us Senate uses data scraped from Project Vote Smart, an online political database; a robot was written in Python to accomplish this. The visualisation itself was designed in Adobe Illustrator and implemented in Processing. A Java-enabled web browser is required to view this piece.

Exhibited at siggraph art gallery in 2005.