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We Are Beginning to See Positive Signs for our Industry — Bear Stearns, Lehman Brothers, Freddie Mac & Fanny Mae: 1984-2009

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For The Data Art Show in June at the Pink Hobo Gallery in Minneapolis, I created a 20′ long print visualizing the major players in the financial crisis, and their in-print relationships.

The Print, titled ‘We Are Beginning to See Positive Signs for our Industry — Bear Stearns, Lehman Brothers, Freddie Mac & Fanny Mae :1984-2009′ was made in Processing, using the NYTimes Article Search API. It was printed on kraft paper, and hung somewhat haphazardly using a handful of pushpins (certainly the easiest install I’ve ever had to do).

I know these images don’t show the whole piece – I am trying to track down a full-frame image of it that isn’t (like the image below) from my iPhone. It turns out it’s difficult to photograph a 20′ print in a room that is 14′ wide.

We Are Beginning to See Positive Signs for our Industry — Bear Stearns, Lehman Brothers, Freddie Mac & Fanny Mae: 1984-2009

The show also featured some excellent work from James Paterson and Mario Klingemann, which you can read about in this article, and see a bit of in this photo set. I’ll also be putting together a more thorough documentation of the show over the next few weeks.

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