NYC SCHOOLS IN FLOOD ZONE 2050

July 20, 2020 / 0 comments

Yisha Su INTRODUCTION Across the whole nation and the globe, we face common issues of global warming. Global warming and sea-level rise are becoming severe and worse, New York City, as one of the major coastal cities, is facing the increasing challenge of the flood surge. Sea Level Rise Maps that predict flood surge zones……

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public drinking in the time of covid-19

July 20, 2020 / 0 comments

Background With bars and restaurants closed for indoor dining as part of COVID-19 shutdowns, New Yorkers witnessed a de facto legalization of outdoor drinking, or at least some outdoor drinking. In the United States, alcohol is judged as a tolerable vice if not an outright hobby, and I suspect the harsh penalties for consuming it……

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Dungeons & Python

July 20, 2020 / 0 comments

A project using Python programming to create a 5th Edition Dungeons & Dragons character generator. Dungeons & Dragons is a tabletop roleplaying game in which each player creates a character with a combination of traits, skills, and equipment to generate a unique game-playing experience. The customization options are nearly endless — and at times, that…

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21st-Century Collecting Trends

July 20, 2020 / 0 comments

This project uses Python to retrieve and filter object metadata for the collections of three different art museums in the United States: The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City; The Cleveland Museum of Art; and the Harvard Art Museums in Cambridge, MA. The aim of the project is to provide flat data for…

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Planned Construction and Airbnb

July 20, 2020 / 0 comments

This project was carried out to function as a tool for analyzing and geospatially visualizing planned construction in New York City in terms of potential future Airbnb revenue. The end product could be used either internally by Airbnb, or externally by the City of New York, financial companies, or other stakeholders. For example, Airbnb could…

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Oscar Winners of 2011-2020

July 20, 2020 / 0 comments

In this project, I used the data of The Oscar Award, 1927 – 2020, and Movie Database (IMDB Alternative) to make visualizations of Oscar winners of 2011-2020. Number of Oscars and IMDB rating are both good indicators of the qualification of a film, and therefore the visualizations I created could give the overall ranking of…

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Time Series of Stocks

July 20, 2020 / 0 comments

This project compares the stock prices of four companies i.e “Facebookâ€, “Amazonâ€, “Google†and “Netflix†for the last two years. Through the Yahoo Finance API all the historical data was called to get the “dateâ€, “open priceâ€, “close priceâ€, “highâ€, “lowâ€, “volume†and “adjusted close†for the four companies which was then saved as json…

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Mapping Biodiverity in America’s National Parks

July 19, 2020 / 0 comments

Introduction The United States is home to a wealth of species across its many different climates and ecosystems. More than 200,000 native species have been identified, but only around 21,000 of these species’ conservation status is known which leaves about one-third either vulnerable, imperiled, critically imperiled, or already extinct (Holsinger, K.E.). This project aims to……

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NYC Public Recycling Bins

July 19, 2020 / 0 comments

Introduction While browsing the NYC Open Data website, I came across a dataset on New York City’s public recycling bins. I was intrigued to analyze this data because I haven’t seen any recycling bins throughout the city. I have always noticed trash bins filled with various plastic bottles and aluminum cans and wondered if that……

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Women in Movies

July 19, 2020 / 0 comments

There is a common situation that in movies, female are more frequently to be set as secondary characters. The existing movie dataset shows that the percentage of women speaking characters is far less than men, similar situation as directors, writers, and producers. I want to make comparative visualization to give people more intuitive information..

Just Keep Swimming

July 19, 2020 / 0 comments

The original goal of this project was to map the movement of sea turtles. I was inspired by an article that I read a few years ago in Nautilus magazine, Where the Wild Things Go. Oliver Uberti wrote the article and also created the gorgeous illustrated maps of elephant and sea turtle migration data. “To…

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Auto-Poems

July 19, 2020 / 0 comments

With this project, I wanted to create new collage poems from a txt file of all of the poems from the Poetry Foundation site. The code will pull random lines from the txt file and write it to a new file. Run the code as many times as you’d like to create a poem of…

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Building a Seed Library Catalogue

July 19, 2020 / 0 comments

Some public libraries are adding seed libraries: patrons can request a seed, usually for an edible plant, from the library’s catalog, grow it, and then “return” the seeds by donating seeds saved from the mature plant. Unlike most library materials, these seeds often don’t have structured metadata; a list of seeds may just be available…

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Parentage on Mount Olympus

July 19, 2020 / 0 comments

When completed, this in-progress project aims to illustrate the overlapping and contradictory parentages of the Greek gods. In the lore and study of ancient Greek mythology, many classical sources have attributed deities’ parentage to a variety of other deities; it becomes almost impossible to keep track of how many variations of parentage a single member…

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The Uneven Spread of Covid-19 In New York City

July 18, 2020 / 0 comments

Introduction In the early months of 2020, Covid-19 changed the world in a dramatic way. When the virus reached the United States, nowhere was hit harder than New York City. Peaking at several hundred deaths per day, the city went from business-as-usual, to a state of emergency in a matter of weeks. Now, many months……

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MET Painting API Analysis

July 18, 2020 / 0 comments

Dataset: My project is the MET archive analysis report. I used the API (RESTful web service in JSON format) that provides access to all of The Met’s Open Access data. It has all of the artworks at the MET so I chose to focus on just one medium of art to help focus on a…

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Brooklyn Museum Cross Stitch Bot

July 18, 2020 / 0 comments

I spent this past academic year working as a web archiving fellow with the New York Art Resources Consortium (NYARC). As part of that work, I was responsible for performing quality assurance on the archives of the Brooklyn Museum’s website, so I became intimately familiar with the structure of the site and the metadata of…

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Startup Investments

July 18, 2020 / 0 comments

The number of startups has continued to grow over the years but only a few succeed, as a reported 90% of startups fail. With such a high failure rate, I was curious as to what types of startups investors were funding and if there were any trends among these investments. I obtained a spreadsheet of…

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NYC Street Trees

July 18, 2020 / 0 comments

For this project, I used Python to determine several insights regarding street trees throughout the NYC area. I was able to perform this analysis by using the 2015 NYC Street Tree Census data from NYC Open Data. First, I downloaded the 2015 NYC Street Tree Census csv file from NYC Open Data then I created…

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Pratt listserv Work Opportunities

July 18, 2020 / 0 comments

This project aimed to analyze the different types of work opportunities emailed out on the Pratt Institute School of Information listserv. This project consists of two parts: First exporting the Pratt School of Information listserv emails. In February 2020 the School of Information created separate listservs for each of the different degree tracks, so I…

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