Project 2 (2016)

Please post files and links for project 2 below. Include name, title one sentence description. 

Ishmam Ahmed – The National Solar Farm | source 1, source 2, source 3
How many solar panels would it take to power the U.S.? This is an interactive pdf that translates the nation’s energy needs into square footage of solar panel. View in Acrobat!

Laura An – This Relocation Center
This project compares multiple photographers’ approach to capturing the Japanese internment camps and examines their personal biases by examining elements of their photos.

Esther Yoon – Whiteout?
In light of the recent media blowup from the Oscar nominee list whiteout (#OscarsSoWhite) in January, this project examines Oscar nominees for acting from 2007-2015 in order to analyze the racial/ethnic distribution in Hollywood. Is it really discrimination, or is it just proportionality?

Eric Jiang – Progress of American Education
This project shows and compares the progress of various demographics of 4th and 8th grade students across the United States in standardized math and reading tests over the past 25 years.

Catherine Gonzalez – The Democratization of Education
The emergence of online education, capitalizes on growing worldwide internet access to democratize higher education. Using data from the joint Harvard-MIT EdX program, this project aims to explore the groups for which democratization has been achieved.

Xiaoye Xing – Xiaoye Xing_Gun Control Run
How many people died each year because of shooting/murder by gun? This project is based on the national UCR Program, analyze the  2014 firearm-related crimes in case of Philadelphia, and indicates hazard zones and neighborhoods.
Diane Kim – Internet: Slow and Expensive (Works best in Chrome)
How does my typical internet usage in the United States compare to that of other countries in the world? In terms of speed? In terms of cost? This visualization is meant to convey the frustrating “waiting time” of slow connections, as well as the heavy cost of maintaining even slow speeds.

Melissa Buja
the Cost of Cotton

This project shines light on the environmental impact of the global cotton market. This interactive page walks the viewer through the concerning growth of the market, the poor state of the countries that cotton is produced in, and a few other eye opening statistics.

Jenny Ho – a quiet contempt | revised interactive pdf

This project uses data from public opinion, general health surveys, and psychological studies to visualize public stigma against mental illness.

Amelia StorckAmelia_Project2Final
I have created a series of maps in response to the growing attention paid toward Black voter participation. Black voters were crucial to the outcome of the 2008 and 2012 elections. This representation focuses on North Carolina during the 2012 presidential election.

Jinxiang Wu-ViolenceinFilmproject2

A common criticism that movies targeted at us are more violent than ever. This project exploit variation in the violence of blockbuster movies from 1980 to 2010. The amount of gun violence in top grossing PG-13 films has more than tripled since the introduction of the rating in 1985.

Minjun ChenAlcohol on Campus

Compared with various kinds of drugs, alcohol is the most popular one among college students. This visualization explores the relationship between alcohol consumption and alcohol arrest, and shows the locations and numbers of alcohol-related deaths among colleges students. Even though prevalent of the use of alcohol among college students has decreased from 1980 to 2014, students, educators and society still need to pay attention to this big issues on campus.

Virginia Walcott- O_Globo_on_Rio                                                                                                   How How is one of Brazil’s top newspapers covering forced evictions and demolitions in preparation for the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympics? This visualization uses search terms from the bodies of articles written from October 30, 2007 (the day Brazil won the bid to host the World Cup) to February 1, 2016.

Mikael Mantis CrimeOnCampus

We are told that Penn has one of the best on campus security forces in the country. But how affective is it? This project visualizes the data provided by the Penn Division of Public Safety. It walks the viewer through locations on campus with the highest number of reported crimes as well as some statistics on certain types of crimes.

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