Money for the candidates
In honor of the election season, he teamed up with Lazer and post-doc Yu-Ru Lin to make the following visualization of the flow of money into the political campaign over the year between March 2011 and February 2012. Lin was responsible for most of the data collection and Lazer coordinated the work. Martino’s job was to tease the data apart and turn it into something digestible for you and I.
He didn’t want to make any statement about what the data means: “This isn’t to explain but to show what’s happening, because interpretation could go so many ways.”
This is only the beginning — expect a lot more from Martino in the coming months. There is more political data to look at — for example, which candidates company employees support and what parts of a city tend to fund one candidate over another.