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Visualizing Federal Spending

SIGGRAPH 2013: Art Gallery (a project by Rebecca Ruige Xu, Sean Hongsheng Zhai) Art Talk July 24th, 2013 at Anaheim Convention Center

Sean Zhai

on 30 July 2013

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Transcript of Visualizing Federal Spending

Visualizing Federal Spending
next steps & ?s
out of statistics: beyond legal
data as number vs. data visualized
visualizing federal spending
technical stuff
Python, Maya API, Mental Ray
work in progress
generative modeling process
HDR indirect lighting with final gathering + key light
base curve / offsetting / weaving / stitching / randomizing
data made available by
composition & design of the shapes, colors & textures
camera & lighting experiments in 3D
rebecca ruige xu
sean hongsheng zhai
multiple state / multiple perspectives
other possibilities: interactive / using 3D real objects
Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse
at Syracuse University
more information:
Thank You !
an aesthetic oriented approach
balance between artistic intervention and program's autonomy
data driven procedural modeling
series of digital prints
52 archival ink print on rice paper
52 on large silk panels
based on crime statistics
most committed 7 crimes of each state
state by state comparison
an unique pattern (of drawing marks) to represent each type of data
Out of Statistics: Beyond Legal
developed based on hand drawing experience
implemented as vector graphics
examples of counting marks
data as numbers vs. data visualized
Data provided by Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse at Syracuse University
3D photorealistic style
visualizing federal spending
federal spending by agencies
per state / per capita
time based & animation
basic concept is base on our previous project
information aesthetic showcase
the balance
unbiased view
the purpose of (any) visualization
reading information embedded artwork
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