The World's Best Spintop by Melanie Bossert / Credit: Joachim Sauter
The main idea of the project is to visualize statistical data, by translating it into an object's shape and behavior. The object in question is a spinning top, whose shape is generated out of countries' statistical data comprised of criteria such as Political Environment, Health, Education, Economic Dynamism and Quality of Life.
The statistical criteria are transformed into an algorithm that generates the structure of each spinning top. By determining structural parameters for physical stability through statistical data, each spinning top displays the functionality of the represented country.