visualization: bankruptcy books at the Seattle Public Library

Matthew Willise is a Design and Technology MA student at the New School University. While he was unfortunately not in town to join us for the OccupyData Hackathon he did share this excellent visualization that he produced of bankruptcy related book titles checked-out from the Seattle Public Library from 2005 through 2010.

As Matthew describes it: “Between 2005 and 2010, use of the Seattle Public Library and guide books on personal law and bankruptcy reflect the financial instability and crisis throughout the United States.”

More details on this visualization including Matthew’s research question, analysis outcomes, and processing sourcecode are available on his blog.