Hey, so I’m going to make something for Longshot Magazine tonight, and I would like to call upon your collective brainpower for just a moment to help get me started.
The theme is COMEBACK; it’s articulated powerfully and persuasively on Longshot’s site. I participated last time, and it was a blast, so I’m doing it again. But rather than write a traditional piece (with, you know… words) I want to do some sort of data visualization. I’ll find some data, filter and process it, then make it pretty with Processing.
But I have no idea what subject or data I’m going to explore. And I’m at work right now and can’t really think about it very hard until after 6 p.m. or so. So I thought I’d throw the question out to the assembled might of the Snarkmatrix.
When you think COMEBACK and read Longshot’s pitch, what springs to mind?
What might be a good question or hypothesis to start with?
What’s a data set that people might not traditionally consider a data set?
This might require some constellational thinking.
Update: okay, I figured something out. Woo!