Moving maps of American elections
August 25, 2008 6:04 AM   Subscribe

'Cinematic maps' of American elections a project from the Digital Scholarship Lab at the University of Richmond

Video overview and short article from the Chronicle of Higher Education

('Cinematic' apparently means squished into little Flash videos. Some of the maps don't really benefit from animation (and I can't get the Interactive Map to load), but the analysis section provides some good commentary and by golly there's a bunch of maps to look at. Too bad they don't yet have the maps for this year's election. Warning: video)
posted by imposster (5 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
This is awesome. Thanks! It beats the hell out of toggling back and forth between wikipedia election pages..
posted by xorry at 7:05 AM on August 25, 2008

They weren't doing much like this at U of R when I attended in the early seventies. Looks like they have started using some of the $50 million endowment they received from A. H. Robins for more than just a basketball arena. Good on them.
posted by netbros at 7:13 AM on August 25, 2008 [1 favorite]

animated maps for this year are here

posted by DreamerFi at 8:40 AM on August 25, 2008 [1 favorite]

Dang, I had no idea that the race had become a dead heat. I had assumed it was in the bag for Obama.
posted by crapmatic at 10:01 AM on August 25, 2008

DreamerFi: Aw. I'm shocked that that website isn't by Mefi's own loquacious.
posted by Pronoiac at 4:52 PM on September 2, 2008

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