Fighting political apathy is no small feat, so why should an interaction designer even try? Tony Chu deals with this and deeper questions by framing political apathy as a kind of learned helplessness in this thesis. He explores how design can bring clarity to information, and carve out a path for action. The above data-visualization maps the flow of campaign finance contributions from various interest groups to members of Congress. It is part of a larger story being told about how a dysfunctional campaign finance system is corrupting the American Republic.