Hindsight is 20/20

R. Luke DuBois has created a snellen eye chart generated from a graphical exploration of every State of the Union address ever held, organizing the most frequently used words into the chart. “Through computation, the more often used words appear at the top in a larger typeface and the less often used at the bottom.”
Says Provisions Library..”Brilliantly, these charts not only highlight the unique vocabulary of each presidency, but allow us to reflect upon their contemporary context. In a way, DuBois is making us take a retrospective, visual acuity test- Did I mention brilliant?”

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