Category: Best Insight 001. Team Awesome: Creating a model that examines how campaign finance contributions influence election results. Using demographic data to evaluate percentage of individuals who voted for Barack Obama in the 2008 election. This will be followed by another model that will geocode individual contributions for 2008 by county. See project details here>> 002. Team Gopher (originally, Team Influence-Digging Gophers): Studying how corporations influence legislation, this group is taking a closer look at corporation’s political connections and financial contributions
Screenshots of a prototype exploration tool for textual data archives such as WikiLeaks and email archives. The documents are presented in a browser based interface (WikiLeaks data shown in Fig. 1). Hyperlinks are automatically inserted between documents based on significant named entities. The interface allows rapid browsing of documents using a jog dial interface (Fig. 2).