Posts Tagged ‘april’

How Treasury spent its bailout funds (Wash Post)

Monday, December 7th, 2009

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[Editor's note: Todd's flow map of TARP spending. It's a charting beautify. I'm catching up on a couple week's of posts while Natural Earth was in its final stretch.]

Republished from The Washington Post. Saturday 28 Nov., 2009.

The Troubled Assets Relief Program, or TARP, was designed to stabilize the financial system as well as aid homeowners and small businesses in the wake of the credit crisis. The Treasury Department has until the end of the year to renew the controversial program. Of the $700 billion that was authorized, $560.7 billion was planned for various programs. About $71 billion has been returned from financial firms and about another $10 billion has been paid in interest and dividends.

SOURCES: Treasury Department, reporting by The Washington Post

DAVID CHO, TODD LINDEMAN AND APRIL UMMINGER/THE WASHINGTON POST

Award for Taxi Fare Estimator (Kelso)

Tuesday, March 31st, 2009

The Washington Post won 5 bronze awards in the Malofiej Infographics competition (SND Spain), including one for my interactive graphic District Taxi Fare Estimator published in January 2008.

Full list of Washington Post winners (all print except mine):

  • Karen Yourish and Laura Stanton for U.S. History of Black Politicians
  • Brenna Maloney and Todd Lindeman for Recession 101
  • Brenna Maloney and Todd Lindeman for explanation of the high price of oil/gas
  • April Umminger and Laura Stanton for the fireworks preview page
  • Nathaniel Vaughn Kelso for the District Taxi Fare Estimator interactive

Read my post on how the interactive was created . . .

3D Flash: Papervision + Webcam = Augmented Reality!?!

Wednesday, March 4th, 2009

[Editor's note: See a digital hologram of a cute little green monster and GE Smart Grid technology come to life in your hands. This shit is crazy! You print out a black and white shape and then hold it up to your webcam and the camera in Flash picks up the angle and distance of the print-out and in real time renders, rotates, scales, etc one of two 3d "hologram" scenes on your computer screen. Thanks April!]

Some links from the BioChat blog.

Example from boffswana.com via Vimeo.
Papervision – Augmented Reality (extended)

Example from GE. Video below.
Try it yourself! (requires Flash and web cam, Mac and PC)