The Power of Silence

This interactive data visualization attempts to illustrate the silent moments in famous speeches and explore how the world's best public speakers employ silence to elevate their speeches. The visualization uses five speeches from various context and speakers, ranging from an Oscar Acceptance speech to an SNL Monologue. The colored marks are where the speakers paused while a subtle grey mark indicates the entirety of the speech. Programmed using Processing, the visualization allows users to see or un-see any of the speeches to easily compare them as well as play and scrub each audio clips to start listening to those silences.
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