Budget Climb

Created using openframeworks, the Microsoft Kinect and OpenNI Budget Climb is a physically interactive data environment where we can explore 26 years of federal spending - giving us a unique perspective on how our government spends our money. In order to explore the data we must exert physical effort, revealing how the budget is distributed in a novel and tangible way.

Budget Climb has been submitted as an entry into Eyebeam's Data Viz Challenge so check back for updates or follow #budgetclimb on twitter.

Get the source.
On Github
Download Budget Climb.
Both Kinect and non-kinect flavors. Currently only tested on Mac running OS X 10.6.6

Mentions
Flowing Data
Kinect Hacks
Creators Project
Washington Post @innovations

Creators
Frankie Cheung
Zach Schwartz
Fred Truman