The 2012 American elections promise to be exciting. Candidates throwing mud at eachother, and attacks becoming increasingly more personal. But how different are the candidates really?

As part of the Generator.x 3.0 workshop by Marius Watz, I worked together with Lieven Menschaert to produce three-dimensional lasercut heads detailing what really goes through the minds of the republican and democratic candidates.

Using generative software, we map the democratic and republican candidate on a variety of layers:

  • Keywords layers: containing keywords from quotes of political candidates on important issues.
  • Campaign contributions: amount of contributions from various sectors.
  • Regional popularity: a map of the states linked to a certain party.

The project uses an alpha version of NodeBox 3, developed simultaneously with the project.