sunlightcities:

So many open data news stories and data visualizations out of Philly this month! 
Check this out: 
Real Estate Tax Delinquency map for Philadelphia

<3 Philly!

sunlightcities:

So many open data news stories and data visualizations out of Philly this month! 

Check this out: 

Real Estate Tax Delinquency map for Philadelphia

<3 Philly!

Reblogged 5 months ago from sunlightcities
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The 1,000 political donors who stand to benefit most from McCutcheon v. FEC.

From Sunlight’s blog:

This portrait of the top 1,000 donors gives an insight into how lifting aggregate individual contribution caps could change the dynamics of campaigns. It suggests that Republicans would be more likely to benefit than Democrats, and that high finance would become even more central as a political gatekeeper.

From The Atlantic:

Two researchers, Mark Graham and Stefano De Stabbata, at the Oxford Internet Institute have depicted the world’s “Internet empires” in a map, [above]. The map shows each nation’s most popular website, with the size of nations altered to reflect the number of Internet users there.

The map makes for a brief, informative look at how geographic—and universal—certain web tastes and habits are.

Sen. Ted Cruz&#8217;s marathon 21 hour speech as a word cloud.

Sen. Ted Cruz’s marathon 21 hour speech as a word cloud.

Posted 6 months ago
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politicalpartytime:

5 Years of Political Party Time!
From assault rifle raffles to March Madness fund-a-thons to swanky out-of-town retreats, our Political Party Time database has seen a lot throughout its nearly 18,000 political fundraisers!
Five years later, we’re covering the highlights for you in slick, shareable dataviz. Check back throughout the day for more info on the partying habits of your pols!

Our partying partner Political Party Time's got more amazing infographics for you to check out today on their new Tumblr! Give them a follow or check out the story here to track the fundraising habits of your lawmakers!

politicalpartytime:

5 Years of Political Party Time!

From assault rifle raffles to March Madness fund-a-thons to swanky out-of-town retreats, our Political Party Time database has seen a lot throughout its nearly 18,000 political fundraisers!

Five years later, we’re covering the highlights for you in slick, shareable dataviz. Check back throughout the day for more info on the partying habits of your pols!

Our partying partner Political Party Time's got more amazing infographics for you to check out today on their new Tumblr! Give them a follow or check out the story here to track the fundraising habits of your lawmakers!

Reblogged 7 months ago from politicalpartytime
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Happy Monday! Here’s some awesomeness from our new sister Tumblr, Political Party Time. (You guys are all following are awesome new sister Tumblr, right?!)

politicalpartytime:

What does five years of political fundraising in Washington look like?

We’ve analyzed about five years of political fundraising data to give visual representations of Congress’ fundraising habits during the last half decade. Our findings? When it comes to raising re-election cash, Congress doesn’t travel very far from work. 

From the Sunlight Foundation blog:

When it comes to political fundraising, Congress doesn’t travel very far; 76 percent of all political fundraisers in D.C. take place within three city blocks of the U.S. Capitol, a new study by the Sunlight Foundation shows. Additionally, these fundraisers are concentrated in and around congressional working hours and on days when the House and Senate are in session (more to come on this trend tomorrow).

Check out the maps and read more about our findings: http://sunlightfoundation.com/blog/2013/09/16/partying-for-dollars-mapping-five-years-of-political-fundraisers/

Fashion Fingerprints

In a collaborative effort at The New York Times, a Fashion Week browser shows highlights of the event through thumbnails reminiscent of slitscans.

Fashion Fingerprints

In a collaborative effort at The New York Times, a Fashion Week browser shows highlights of the event through thumbnails reminiscent of slitscans.

Posted 7 months ago
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Generating Utopia: What if you could map out your own world based on your FourSquare data?

From Stefan Wagner (via Gizmodo): 

»Generating Utopia« is a realtime visualization of social location data, made with Processing. Its aim is to show what human habitats could look like if it was possible to transform them depending on the location-based behavior of their residents.

 

We interrupt your normally scheduled dataviz to present our brand new sister site - The Political Party Time Tumblr! Take a look and give it a follow!

politicalpartytime:

Hello, Partiers!

Welcome to the official Political Party Time Tumblr - the brand new social extension of the Sunlight Foundation’s Political Party Time project.

For the better part of five years, Political Party Time has sought to accomplish one goal: to shed a healthy dose of sunlight on one of the more mysterious practices of the U.S. Congress — raising money.

From the early hours of the morning until late in the evening, politicians are breaking bread and sipping cocktails with donors. Sunlight’s Party Time lets you know who’s fundraising and where. 

The Political Party Time website is a catalog of crowdsourced political invitations that we collect from citizens, journalists and insiders alike. That quote above is our motto — our mission statement.

[SIDE NOTE: Got a hot ticket to a fundraiser you want to share? Click that envelope in the top-right corner. That’s right: the one that moves. Don’t be shy now! (You can also click here.)]

As an extension of that project, our mission on Tumblr is even simpler: to bring this clandestine world right to your Internets, and to do it in a way that Tumblr does best: with all the ‘notable’ content we can muster. 

 

Looking for a photographic representation of what a politician’s Teeni Weeni Bikini Martini party might look like? We’ll show you. Or how about what happens when you go into the Bayou with Sen. David Vitter? Or when pols party with Justin BieberBeyonce or THE BOSS? We’ll have all that, plus more.  

 

Stay tuned!