trump & truth

Student assignment   /   University of Applied Sciences & Arts Northwestern Switzerland   /   2018

In the course New Media we were given the task to collect data from an API, and create an artefact by using basil.js, a scripting library for Adobe InDesign. The API was collected from politifact.com, an American fact-checking company. Politifact.com are fact checking politicians and news sites, and rates their trustworthiness within a scale ranging from: true, mostly true, half-true, mostly false, false, to pants on fire. Our data was specifically focused on statements from President Trump, which spanned through all categories, and the goal was to explore how lies could be visualized through text.

Produced in collaboration with Lara Haddadin.

Trump & truth