Feb 04 2014

Right-wingify the Times

At a “Hack Day” hosted by the New York Times, I didn’t do a lot of coding. My partner Jeffrey wrote a beautiful little Javascript hack, and I rewrote the leading article from that day’s newspaper a few times.

We called it, “Rightwingify the Times.”

We created a little dial on the page, and as we turned it up during our presentation, the Times article was gradually transformed from the original to a slightly more conservative version, and eventually into a raging right-wing screed about “Obozo’s death-care law.”

We got a lot of laughs and applause. We won “People’s Choice.”

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