Connected China, 2013 Fathom Information Design and Thomson Reuters, Ben Fry

In March 2013, the country completed a once-in-a-decade leadership shift that ushered in a new president, Xi Jinping, and a new premier, Li Keqiang. Despite China having the world’s second largest economy, the workings of its government are remarkably opaque. How are power structures in China organized, and how does the Communist Party exert its influence within those structures? How do familial and professional relationships impact an individual’s level of political achievement? What are the benchmarks for a successful career in Chinese politics? Connected China is a web app that uses a custom database to explore the cultural and political factors that shape the dynamics of power in modern China.




Myers School of Art

Emily Davis Gallery
Myers School of Art - University of Akron

150 E. Exchange St Akron, OH 44325


The Collider Exhibition Series examines the impact, implications and inspiration of the phenomenon generally categorized under the umbrella term New Media within the design practice and fine arts.

The theme for Collider:C6 is data.


Jer Thorp Lecture

October 11, 2013 12:00pm

Closing Reception

October 11, 2013 4:00-6:00pm