Fundrace applies novel technologies such as geocoding to federal election information adding dimension to abstract, disparate data while highlighting trends and relationships. Contributions can be tracked by name or address providing unprecedented access to political contribution through FEC records. Created by R&D fellow Mike Frumin, Fundrace was intended to create greater transparency in the role of campaign finance while making an intervention into a relevant political debate. The New York Times said “national politics has rarely hit quite so close to home," while Newsweek said Fundrace marks the “beginning of the age of geo-voyeurism."

Project Created: 
January 2004
People: Cory Arcangel, Jonah Peretti, Michael Frumin
Research: Contagious Media, R&D Lab
Project Type: Activism, Data Visualization
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