There is fun news coming from an unexpected corner. A really interesting article by Jeremy Berg of NBCLX contains an interview with a Japanese sand artist known as Naoshi about his latest work. From the article:
We all know the traditional “I Voted” sticker that we pick up at the polls after casting our ballots during each election. This year, with more people voting by mail than ever before, we wanted to try something different. So NBCLX asked artists from across the U.S. to reimagine the “I Voted” sticker for 2020. One of the artists to take us up on the challenge is a Japanese artist based in Los Angeles who goes by Naoshi.
Using sand art, She explained to NBCLX’s Jeremy Berg how she imagined the concept and why she thinks America’s democratic system of voting is more powerful than Japan’s indirect system for electing a prime minister.