Until you’ve been residing below a rock, you’ve heard of Hamilton, the Pulitzer-Prize successful musical by Lin-Manuel Miranda. Although the Broadway hit first opened a yr and a half in the past, individuals are nonetheless clamoring to see the musical, with productions in San Francisco and London opening later in 2017. With its reputation regularly rising, software program engineer Shirley Wu determined to create an interactive visualization of all 20,520 phrases within the musical.
Her visualization makes it doable to research the connection Hamilton has together with his fellow countrymen and countrywomen, displaying the importance of every character’s relationship in any specific track. As an illustration, you’ll be able to observe Hamilton’s rivalry with Thomas Jefferson because it escalates all through the musical to the purpose the place it utterly vanishes from the story.
Wu went via all the musical, analyzing every line, so as to place them into two classes: who sang it and two whom. She then created an interactive visualization of the info she collected, producing a approach for customers to look at recurring themes, reminiscent of ambition, legacy, and persona, and the way these themes affect Hamilton, Burr, Jefferson, Washington, and different characters.
[By way of: Co.Design]
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