A D3 representation using bubbles or pack layout in which users can filter based on topics and bubble opacity changes. Also it will require when a bubble is clicked to move to the center of the image and then repopulate surrounding bubbles. The only data currently is faked and very limited as this will start as a prototype and if this goes well it will move to a more advanced version.
There is a 2nd visualization using the same data set that will use a layout and look like this:
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We are looking for basic prototypes of these 2 visualizations by early next week if possible with the strong possibility of future work on them.