In the midst of a heated presidential campaign, the Newseum and CNN are partnering to create an interactive exhibit that tells the story of the 2016 presidential campaign in real time. “CNN Politics Campaign 2016: Like, Share, Elect” opens April 15 at the Newseum and will be on display through Jan. 22, 2017, the last day of inauguration weekend.
Along with CNN Politics, the Newseum is partnering with Facebook, Instagram, Zignal Labs and Pivit on this innovative educational experience that connects visitors to the campaign trail in relevant, fun and interactive ways. Newseum visitors will be able to explore a variety of groundbreaking on-screen experiences and video presentations that will put them at the center of the campaign.
In the CNN Facebook #CampaignConfessional, a custom visual experience built and powered by FoxTales, visitors will have the opportunity to record a campaign message for sharing on social media and pose questions to presidential candidates. The CNN and Instagram Campaign Cinemagraphs will feature exquisite moving photographs using advanced tools of photojournalism, delivering an intimate look at the candidates running for president, alongside trending headlines and images direct from the campaign trail.
The Zignal Command Center will display real-time trending issues and events that influence campaigns and the journalists who cover them; visitors will be able to toggle between candidates and visualizations of cross media (social, print and digital news) analysis. For what has been dubbed the “data election,” CNN has partnered with Pivit to create Pivit Political Prediction Markets, a real-time political prediction market index to capture the public’s opinion on the key question, “Who do you think will win?”
Visitors can learn more about the candidates in Matchmaker, an interactive kiosk that will identify the candidate who best matches their views on current issues. And the famous CNN Magic Wall will be available for visitors to explore voter demographics in key states and races at the heart of the campaign.