Visualizing federal spending

Rebecca Ruige Xu, Sean Hongsheng Zhai

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Abstract

In this project we explore an aesthetics-oriented approach to visualizing federal spending in the United States as 3D compositions in a photorealistic style. Using procedural modeling with Python programming and Maya API, an organic flow of intermingled geometrical units is formed to represent the profile of federal spending for each state, loosely resembling the idea of money flow. The total amount of spending is scaled to a per capita basis to make different states comparable, while the overall surface area or volume occupied by each type of geometrical pattern represents its associated spending data.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationACM SIGGRAPH 2013 Art Gallery, SIGGRAPH 2013
Pages414-415
Number of pages2
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 21 2013
Externally publishedYes
EventACM Special Interest Group on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques Conference, SIGGRAPH 2013 - Anaheim, CA, United States
Duration: Jul 21 2013Jul 25 2013

Publication series

NameACM SIGGRAPH 2013 Art Gallery, SIGGRAPH 2013

Other

OtherACM Special Interest Group on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques Conference, SIGGRAPH 2013
CountryUnited States
CityAnaheim, CA
Period7/21/137/25/13

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Software

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    Xu, R. R., & Zhai, S. H. (2013). Visualizing federal spending. In ACM SIGGRAPH 2013 Art Gallery, SIGGRAPH 2013 (pp. 414-415). (ACM SIGGRAPH 2013 Art Gallery, SIGGRAPH 2013). https://doi.org/10.1145/2503649.2503671