Past Enrollment On A Map by Cristen C. '10
[updated as to not freeze your browsers ^_^] My final project for 4.502 (Design Scripting).
I’ve been super busy over the past few weeks with various final projects and a writing portfolio and all that. Now I have no finals while almost everyone else is kickin it into full gear to ace their own tests and theses.
Below is the link to my final project for 4.502/4.564, an undergraduate/graduate class which uses programming to design stuff. We learned Rhinoscript, which you can use to program pretty much anything in Rhino 3D, but we also learned Processing, a neat little open source programming language developed by two guys from the Media Lab (naturally…). So instead of making weird shapes in Rhino, I decided to use Processing to turn some data into something a bit more fun to play with.
The map linked above (if you can’t see it, you probably need Java installed) shows domestic undergraduate enrollment at MIT for each of the past ten years (go back and forth with the bracket keys). Mouseover a data point to see the number of undergrads from that state.
Now that I’ve gotten the hang of this (note: I’ve never really programmed in anything before 1-1.5 months ago..) I’d really like to expand this project to students from all over the world, and to graduate students as well. Right now with so little data it isn’t as interesting as it could be.. ^_^;;