Yesterday, I tweeted the quite surprising news that information graphics guru Edward Tufte will be joining the Recovery Independent Advisory Panel [edwardtufte.com], which aims to track and explain $787 billion in recovery stimulus funds in the US. I was convinced this news event had been given sufficient attention.
Little did I know. I just discovered the Obama campaign actually loves infographics so much, they recently have featured an infographic-style movie on their official website [barackobama.com]. While not being shockingly original, except of maybe the dramaturgical twist around the 0:38 mark, it nevertheless is nice to see those electoral campaign dollars at work in the area of (political) infographics. They even consider data graphs to be so persuasive that the public is invited to download the 'V' shaped job loss bar graph (PDF) as a Twitter icon.
Watch the movie below.