Trashmission

is creating data-driven visual essays exploring pop culture
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Access to behind the scenes stuff - article rough drafts, and any half-basked visualizations that didn't make it into the final product.
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Access to behind the scenes stuff - article rough drafts, and any half-basked visualizations that didn't make it into the final product AND access to livestream coding sessions where I'll share my process as I go through the making of an article.

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About Trashmission

In the past couple of years the term "data journalism" has started to get pretty big. This is, essentially, journalism in the age of big data. Instead of presenting textual information, data journalists take full advantage of the web by presenting data directly to readers in exciting ways that let them explore it and draw their own conclusions. The results tend to be beautiful and informative and the best of them blend art and engineering to create an experience that sticks with you way more than a newspaper clipping ever could. 

Trashmission intends to use those same methods to explore movies, music, gaming, and pop culture in general. Articles in the works currently include:

What can data tell us about the characters relationships in Shrek?

What can data show us about the shifting meta of a fighting game? 

How has the color palette of the film changed over the last several decades? 

The thing about the essays, though, is they take time and effort to put out. Each one involves hours of upfront research, data mining, the actual writing of the essay, and making those pretty visualizations really sing. Over at ThePudding (the gold standard of visual essays, in my humble opinion), each of these essays goes for $5000 per freelance article. I'm doing them pro-bono. But if you beautiful people would be so kind as to throw me some cash to cover monthly hosting of Trashmission and a couple cups of coffee to fuel my late nights that'd be tight.  
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When I reach $50 a month, the costs of hosting Trashmission should be completely covered, allowing me to keep hosting and creating content. 
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