STOC is the original version of the Orbital Comparison chart, using S&P 500 data from the NYSE and programmed in Processing. Each circle in the visualization represents one of the stocks in the S&P, with characteristics of each visualizing different data points for each. There is a legend in the project that will explain the relationships between data and visuals, as well as a list of the controls for interactivity.
We are making the current version of the project freely available for all people, but we’d like to make a few things clear before you download it. Firstly, this project is not meant to be used to do any trading on the actual stock market. There is a good reason for this: the data is months old. By clicking any of the links below you agree that all people listed in the credits of the project are not responsible for the outcome of any trades based on the information provided by the project.
Secondly, this project is still in development, and there are many things that could be added to the project that would improve usability and usefulness. There are many things that we are currently aware of that need adjusting, but we wanted to get the program out to people as quickly as possible to start getting more feedback.
This project was created while I was studying at The University of Advancing Technology in Tempe, Arizona.
If you’d like to contact me directly about the project please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I would like to personally thank Todd Spencer, for being an exceptional advisor on the project, introducing me to Processing and data visualization and putting up with the crazy ideas of a graphic designer that is trying to program for the first time in four years.
To Vesna Dragojlov for encouraging me to explore everything media can be, what I can do in Processing and introducing me to so many artists and projects that I could actually hold a conversation about new media.
To Stephen Cady, for refining my programming skills and always encouraging me to do new and different things because I’d be better for it in the end.
To Karyn Ricci, for teaching me great design and that it is important in everything that I do.
To Lee Gentry for a great friend and web designer, the one behind this site, and being able to drop everything and do an update for me on extremely short notice.
To Michela Magas and Becca Stewart for making my first Siggraph amazing, introducing me to lots of new people, giving me someone to talk to on the rare occasions we had downtime and freely providing invaluable advice.