Saturday, August 26, 2006

Daily Politics

processing java applet, august 2006, jim soliven

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Daily Politics is a visualization of daily interactions between nations. Originally written to keep track of just how much the United States assert its influence over other countries but was later expanded to track the interaction between all nations.

Nations are grouped by their regional locations(i.e. North America, Asia, Europe, Africa, South America) and each nation is assigned a random color.

Daily Politics' underlying mechanism scours various news websites and processes World News entries to determine nations interacting with each other. The data is gathered, formatted, and written to files from which the applet feeds from.

Daily Politics started gathering data on August 20, 2006.

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