The world feels more and more polarized every day; how might we create technology that connects people's experiences across geographical and political boundaries that they may not have realized?
What it does
Pick any point on the map and we'll show you recent news articles and tweets originating from that geographical region.
How we built it
Using Google APIs and a python backend with Ajax and Flask, we retrieved data about news articles and tweets and published them onto a map -based frontend written in HTML and CSS.
What's next for Mappable
We're interested in visualizing how the experiences and opinions of people who live in close proximity color the way that the news looks and sounds. Our next steps would include more in-depth analyses of the differences between different places.