Exploring the correlation between fracking and seismic activity

November 19, 2018 / 0 comments

Introduction On September 3rd, 2016, a 5.8 magnitude earthquake rattled north-central Oklahoma, making it the largest quake to hit the state in its recorded history. Like most of the midwest and the south, the region is not particularly prone to seismic activity, but it had been experiencing a rise for the past several years. As the…

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Flood risk in NYC: the areas & subways most at risk, and the effectiveness of the FEMA models

November 17, 2018 / 0 comments

Introduction In August of 2017, Hurricane Harvey hit the Houston, Texas area with immense impact, causing widespread devastation and unexpected flooding. Compound this with the fact that in 2015 and 2016, two other “500-year” storms hit the Houston area, and we’re faced with the fact that an area that FEMA has deemed to be unlikely…

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Visitor Motivation Survey and Audience Segmentation for the Whitney Museum of Art Website

November 13, 2018 / 0 comments

This post is a summary of the pilot research project at Pratt Institute undertaken by Sydney Stewart and Samantha Nullman. This research was conducted as part of the INFO 685 course: Digital Analytics: Web, Mobile and Social Media in collaboration with the Digital Media department at the Whitney Museum. Introduction In recent years, the Whitney Museum…

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Is a Digital Strategy necessary in Small museums?

November 11, 2018 / 0 comments

Is a Digital Strategy necessary in small museums? What works in a medium to large size museums will not always work for a small museums. It is something that museum professionals should be able to agree on, even though they might disagree on what those things are and why those things will not work for smaller…

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Character Networks Visualization for Les Misérables

November 9, 2018 / 0 comments

  Image credit for Deadline Introduction Les Misérables is the first novel in English version I read which assigned by my high school English teacher. It is a monumental French historical novel by Victor Hugo, first published in 1862, and is considered as one of the greatest novels in the 19th century. Les Miserable follows the…

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My Experience with Gephi – Visualizing Game of Thrones: A Song of Ice and Fire

November 9, 2018 / 0 comments

Introduction The Idea It is a well-known fact that Game of Thrones, a series of novels written by George R.R. Martin and its television counterpart, have deeply enticed several fans all over the world. With a plethora of characters and plots, the story is highly intricate and incredibly alluring. As a huge fan myself, having participated…

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Marvel Hero Social Network – Gephi

November 9, 2018 / 0 comments

Introduction As everyone’s childhood, superheroes were also a major part of my childhood. I was fascinated by Spiderman and always dreamt of becoming one when I grow up. I’m pretty sure it’s every child’s dream to become his favorite superhero one day. Fast-forward to November 2018, I’m still mesmerized by superheroes, but the only difference…

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Popularity and Cliques Among Class of 1880/81 German School Boys

November 9, 2018 / 0 comments

Introduction For this lab, I wanted to use Gephi to create a visualization of a social network.  To do this, I used a dataset from a study that looked at the social relationships of a class of German schoolboys from 1880 to 1881. This socio-relational data was originally collected by the boys’ teacher, Johannes Delitsch…

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The Human Disease Network

November 8, 2018 / 0 comments

Introduction I found I kind of love to research about human diseases’ related topics, which are really worth to understand and take the precautions. Therefore, for lab 3, I am also trying to design a visualization for human diseases and disorders. Based on the data set of a network of disorders and diseases that I found…

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Network of Marvel Heroes

November 7, 2018 / 0 comments

Introduction (https://www.planetbroadcasting.com/our-shows/do-go-on/episodes/138-marvel-characters-special-with-guest-nick-mason/attachment/marvel-comics-wallpapers-27638-9835036/) Marvel heroes are worldwide comic idols for people all around the world. With over 8,000 characters. Marvel comics started in 1939 and been generally known as Atlas Comics since the early 1950s. During past 80 years. Direct from Marvel’s lawyers, the studio has created over 8,000 characters. Blockbuster film franchises including Iron Man,The…

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Marvel Social Network Visualization

November 7, 2018 / 0 comments

Introduction Marvel started in 1939 as Timely Publications, and by the early 1950s, had generally become known as Atlas Comics. The Marvel branding began in 1961, the year that the company launched The Fantastic Four and other superhero titles created by Steve Ditko, Stan Lee, Jack Kirby and many others. Marvel counts among its characters…

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Using Gephi to Dive into a novel : David Copperfield by Charles Dickens

November 7, 2018 / 0 comments

Introduction On this page, I used Gephi as a visualization tool to see the common words(adjectives and nouns) in the novel “David Copperfield” . Inspiration It brought delightment to me that things I learnt in Course 601: Foundation of Information connect to what I am doing in this project in Course 658: Data Visualization. Dr….

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Les Misérables: Network of Characters

November 7, 2018 / 0 comments

  Introduction Reading a book, watching a musical or movie is our way of soaking in a story and immersing ourselves into the world of literature. Often times, the characters in the books are intricately woven together where some relationships are forgotten by the viewer. Building a graph to show connection, the level of co-appearance,…

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Visualizing Marvel’s The Avengers – Phase One

November 7, 2018 / 0 comments

Photo by Hermes Rivera on Unsplash INTRODUCTION Diving into network analysis and visualizations, I chose to explore the topic of the Marvel Universe using the open-source software, Gephi. With its roots going back to Timely Publications in 1939 and the Marvel branding in 1961, Marvel Entertainment has expanded beyond the comic book world to movies,…

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Looking at a network of disorders and disease using Gephi

November 6, 2018 / 0 comments

Introduction I’ve always been interested in looking at network data and wondered how they were made. We humans can never be immune to health problems. Many people die from severe illness around the world, and there are still many other diseases that have no cure. I decided to take this opportunity to look at common…

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Beyond Digitization: Planning for Open Access Collections

November 6, 2018 / 0 comments

The case for making open access an objective in museum digital strategy As museums begin to move towards a systemic integration of digital tools and services across departments, ideas and strategies which were once considered revolutionary are becoming standardized as best practices and expanded beyond their original mandate. Collection digitization was once considered to refer primarily…

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Analyzing the connectedness of an airline’s routes

November 5, 2018 / 0 comments

I’ve always been interested in the infrastructure of the world. The ways in which goods and people move from place to place, and the complexity and scale of this system, is fascinating. It is this interest that lead me to attempt an infrastructure visualization for the networks lab. There are public datasets available for this…

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Connecting Crime Categories in 3 Similarly Affected Chicago Wards

November 5, 2018 / 0 comments

Introduction: For the merits of this network visualization I thought it would be an interesting tool in diagnosing crime, and formulating a type of network that could show how similar communities share the burden with one another. I was able to find this dataset which is a regularly updated record of crime occurrences in the City of…

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How much influence does the telecom industry have on Congress?

November 4, 2018 / 0 comments

Last year, Congress voted on not-so-unusual party lines to dismantle a rule from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) entitled “Protecting the Privacy of Customers of Broadband and Other Telecommunications Services”. This rule would have prohibited internet service providers (ISPs) from selling browsing history and other kinds of personal consumer data to third-party companies without the…

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A Gephi of Ice and Fire: Visualizing George R.R. Martin’s Game of Thrones series

November 3, 2018 / 0 comments

Introduction Arya (sorry, had to) ready for a detailed look at the Game of Thrones universe? Martin’s 8-book (and growing) series has captured the hearts of millions of people worldwide. His fictional world contains more than 790 characters, with plotlines that grow increasingly more complex as the series progresses. As a longtime fan of the…

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