Bigfoot Nation: An exploration of Bigfoot legend in the American wilds

July 20, 2018 / 0 comments

“Bigfoot” is a cornerstone of North American folklore dating back 400 years to Native American myth. This creature is described as a 6- to 9-foot bipedal man-beast, sometimes completely covered in black, brown, or burnt red hair and always described as having very large feet. Despite claims by the scientific community that Bigfoot is nothing…

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What drives users to delve deeper into The Met’s vast online collection?

July 20, 2018 / 0 comments

Reported by students at the Pratt School of Information. Chinos Maduagwu, Jamie Raymond, Jill Hackett, Xiaxin Chen. This project was done as part of the course: Usability: Theory and Practice. Located in Central Park, The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City houses art from around the world spanning over 5,000 years. The museum…

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A Deep Dive into The Met’s Collection Information Digital Work System

July 20, 2018 / 0 comments

Interview with Jennie Choi, Manager of Collection Information at The Metropolitan Museum of Art Public Domain Artworks from the online collection of The Met The Metropolitan Museum of Art, as the largest art museum in the United States, has 100 curators and 1.5 million artworks in their permanent collection. The Digital department, founded in 2008, has three…

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Is a Digital Strategy the answer to all your digital problems?

July 20, 2018 / 0 comments

The first day of our Digital Strategy class, we were asked by the professor, if museums should have a digital strategy. It’s a tricky question that left half the class saying yes and half saying no. And in reality and like everything in the museum sector, what works for one museum may not be the…

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Digital Evolution at the Frick Art Reference Library

July 20, 2018 / 0 comments

For this interview I spoke with Luciano Johnson, who works within the Digital Lab at the Frick Art Reference Library. The institution boasts a comprehensive in-house digitization program which has continued to grow and adapt to new technology. Digital Imaging Lab Q. What is your official job title? I am a Digital Preservation Librarian. Q. How many…

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Pratt at MoMA: Implementing Digital Strategies in Museums

July 20, 2018 / 0 comments

Pratt MDC students visiting MoMA’s Louise Bourgeois exhibition with Assistant Director of Digital Media, Chiara Bernasconi In a new course at Pratt titled “Digital Strategy: Museum Planning and Management,” Elena Villaespesa teaches the frameworks and tools needed to implement digital strategies in museums. To build on readings and in-class exercises, the class spent an afternoon…

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Visitor Journey Mapping In Museums

July 19, 2018 / 0 comments

Co-written by Megan Paqua and Sydney Stewart The museum visitor experience is often difficult to visualize for every visitor from beginning to end. That is where visitor journey mapping comes in. A user journey map is the creation of a visualization of the steps a visitor might go through in engaging with the museum during the…

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Not being photogenic in the age of Instagram: Natural History Museums

July 19, 2018 / 0 comments

Natural history museums are some of the most easily accessible museums to people of all walks of life and of all ages. How many of us went to a natural history museum in 2nd grade as a field trip? It’s easy to see how these natural history museums relate to so many of the lessons…

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Digital Strategy at The Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

July 19, 2018 / 0 comments

For this interview, I spoke with the Director of Cross Platform Publishing, Strategic Partnership, and Acting Director of Digital and Emerging Media, Pamela Horn. Q. What is your job title at the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum? A. I hold several job titles at the museum. They are: Director of Cross-Platform Publishing, Strategic Partnership, and Acting Director…

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InstaFame: Is It Relevant to Museums?

July 19, 2018 / 0 comments

Technology is often touted as the force moving society forward, a democratizing force. Social media technology, especially, has the power to build networks of people all over the world. Museums aren’t new to social media, the majority are on several platforms. It is an inevitable reality of the present, and while some may consider it…

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Digital Strategy at the SFMOMA

July 19, 2018 / 0 comments

SFMOMA Logo Since its inception in 1935 the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) has been in the forefront of innovative and successful museum strategy. This rings especially true after their reopening in 2016, to glean more insight on what it takes to not only stay relevant but true to your institution’s mission, vision,…

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Avatar: The Last Airbender Social Network (Season 1)

July 19, 2018 / 0 comments

Inspired by the Les Miserables network example that Gephi provides, I decided to take a look at the social network of a TV show I was more familiar with, the Nickelodeon cartoon Avatar: The Last Airbender. While I initially wanted to take a look at the overall show, I ended up focusing just on the…

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Zachary’s Karate Club

July 19, 2018 / 0 comments

Zachary’s Karate Club is a well-known dataset that describes the relationships in a university karate club, used by Wayne W. Zachary in his paper “An Information Flow Model for Conflict and Fission in Small Groups.” This dataset is famous for its clear depiction of community structure, which occurs when nodes of a network can be…

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Network Map: Top 1000 Frequent Occurring Surnames Between Races

July 18, 2018 / 0 comments

Introduction I was able to interpret data provided by studying information from the 2010 Census. The data presents a normalized list of the top 1000 shared surnames between six, general and world race groups as defined by the US census. By creating a network visualization the intention is to determine the strengths between races and…

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NCAA FOOTBALL – Matchmaking Network

July 17, 2018 / 0 comments

NCAA FOOTBALL – Matchmaking Network   This research over network data started really fuzzy. It was hard to find data and information about a topic that was relevant to me, and at the same time easy to understand. The data selected was a study of the NCAA Football league, where I connected all the teams…

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Marvel Characters by Adam Kubert

July 17, 2018 / 0 comments

Introduction Using the Marvel Database API, I pulled data on all the different Marvel characters featured in issues by artist Adam Kubert to create a visualization in Gephi. Inspiration Looking at the example of connections amongst jazz musicians, I wanted to use the Marvel Database to create a similar chart of creatives. Each book, much like…

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San Francisco in Cinema: A network of SF film locations

July 17, 2018 / 0 comments

I selected data on film locations in San Francisco to inform my data visualization in Gephi. I’m not a movie buff but I do know San Francisco well and was interested in seeing what locations were memorialized in film. For reference, we explored the visualizations from Gephi directly and other sites. The two that stood…

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Ego Network of British Suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst

July 17, 2018 / 0 comments

Introduction My Gephi visualization is based on relational data on the British suffrage movement and, in particular, focuses on the network of suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst (née Goulden, 1858-1928). Born to activist parents, Pankhurst used political agitation and militancy to advance the vote to all women in the UK. Her home (an interesting parallel to contemporary,…

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PEOPLE REPORTING ANCESTRY – US Native American Indian

July 17, 2018 / 0 comments

Written by Jamie Raymond Information Visualization Summer Course at Pratt Institute This data set analyzes ancestry of all American Indian Areas/Alaska Native Areas/Hawaiian Home Lands within the United States in 2016 census found on United States census Fact Finder website, https://factfinder.census.gov/ using the following filter options: The Data was optimized for Gephi by cleaning in…

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Dogs in New York City

July 17, 2018 / 0 comments

View the dashboard on Tableau I’m New Yorker who always gets excited when I see a dog on the street, but I can’t have one myself. When I found New York City’s dataset on issued dog licenses I thought it would be fun to take a look at where all the dogs in the city…

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