Where are the MTA Art Works?

February 2, 2019 / 0 comments

Brief This project is a simple Python web scraping and data mapping practice. It is an assignment of my Python class at Pratt Institute: Programing for Culture Heritage, instructed by Matthew Miller. This project was my first attempt to scrape the web for a raw data and to visualize it. In this project, I scraped…

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Some New Classics

February 2, 2019 / 0 comments

Countless lists of “100 Classics to Read” (or similar) exist for those works which have been defined as “capital L” Literature, works that stand the test of time. When one thinks about reading “the classics” as it pertains to literature, certain books and authors come to mind, many of which are books from white and/or…

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Exploring Chinese Traditional Medicine

February 2, 2019 / 0 comments

For this final project, the goal is to use python to perform web scraping and collect data that would generate meaningful visualizations. I chose to explore the topic of Traditional Chinese Medicine (CTM). I wanted to learn what is the most commonly used herb in all formulas that I could find online. I decided to…

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Sentiment Analysis of “#gene_editing” tweets

February 2, 2019 / 0 comments

The final project of Programming for Culture Heritage is an integrity project with API request, data scraping and cleaning, semantical analyze, save data into csv file, and data visualization by python and tableau. RRecently, A Chinese researcher used CRISPR – Cas9 technology that created the first gene-edited twin babies. CRISPR is easier to use and…

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Organizing Image Collections

February 1, 2019 / 0 comments

Blend Images is a commercial stock photography collection of approximately 100,000 images produced by over 200 photographers. This project explores how Python may be used as a tool to create separate sub-collections by searching string attributes, generating separate metadata for those collections, and moving or copying jpeg files from the original directory to new folders….

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NYC Park Monuments

February 1, 2019 / 0 comments

These scripts are designed to pull information from a publically available csv about New York park monuments and combine that information with data harvested from wikidata into a single file. The goal is to produce a file containing all this information that can be easily analyzed and used to expose interesting correlations between information about…

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Anxiety of Influence

February 1, 2019 / 0 comments

Reception of the Fantastic in 19th-Century Spain My objective with this project was to address the contentious issue of whether or not Spanish authors in the 19th century, had access to translations of non-Spanish language Fantastic texts. Specifically, I built a data set and used it to analyze frequency, location, and quantity of publications. The…

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IMDB visualization

February 1, 2019 / 0 comments

Python code using IMDB library to get the movies data from IMDB website, from 1980s to present. And try to use those data to create the timeline data visualization with the tableau. Sorry, your browser doesn’t support embedded videos..

Analyzing Changes in Citi Bike Trips after the Introduction of E-Bikes

February 1, 2019 / 0 comments

For my project, conducted data analysis on how Citi Bike trips have changed after Citi Bike introduced about 200 e-bikes on August 20th, 2018. To do so, first I grouped the docks into the neighborhoods in which the docks are located for the period before the introduction of e-bikes and the period after their introduction….

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Time(s) Splitter

April 12, 2018 / 0 comments

Time(s) Splitter by Richard Goldstein, 2017 The Programing for Cultural Heritage course provided me with my first Python encounter. In the background of learning its basic programming syntax and functions, William Burroughs kept creeping into my mind with Python being a means to scrape, recompose, and clarify or give new meaning to text. Using the…

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Hopper at the Theatre

April 12, 2018 / 0 comments

This project investigates the cultural and theatrical landscape of Edward Hopper’s New York using linked open data (LOD) technologies. Leveraging the unparalleled collection of Hopper’s art and archival materials held by the Whitney Museum of American Art, Hopper at the Theatre contextualizes the artist’s personal and professional geographies towards the end of the interwar period…

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contamiNation

April 12, 2018 / 0 comments

View Map What is this? What does it mean? This map was created in order to make localized data on lead contamination of United States public water sources available to the public. Such contamination stems from corrosion of old lead and copper plumbing fixtures that may be part of a building’s plumbing or the public…

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Spotlight on New York Vaudeville

April 12, 2018 / 0 comments

New York Public Library (NYPL) has embarked on a program to build an open database of the performing arts called Ensemble. Volunteers are transcribing theater playbills from the NYPL’s collection. As part of the program, 200 theater playbills from 1911-1922 have been transcribed and are available online. Each playbill has its own webpage that contains…

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Endangered Plants of Westchester and Fairfield Counties

April 12, 2018 / 0 comments

While it is easy to get lists of threatened and endangered plants by state, it is not so easy to do this by county. The Greenwich Land Trust has tasked me with providing them with a list of endangered plants on their lands (over 700 acres) in lower Fairfield county adjacent to southern Westchester county….

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Hudson River Museum Data

April 12, 2018 / 0 comments

In the Fall of 2017, Ernie Garcia, a reporter for Lower Hudson Valley’s Journal News, e-introduced me to Masha Turchinsky, the Director of the Hudson River Museum. I was looking for an internship in archives and databases and the museum just so happened to be looking for someone to bring elements of their Google Cultural…

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Peshawar Scrapin’

April 12, 2018 / 0 comments

CIA map of mujaheddin groups, 1985. “Peshawar Scrapin’” is my name for a project I undertook for my Government Information and Programming for Cultural Heritage classes in library school at Pratt. It is named for the Peshawar Seven, or the loose alliance of seven anti-Soviet mujaheddin groups who received US and Pakistani support during the…

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Python and the Queer: Utilizing coding to analyze the American LGBTQ community through data and information

April 12, 2018 / 0 comments

Even as amateur Python coders, scripts can help ease the tediousness and concentration of time when working with data. This project is our exploration of python coding, in order to analyze what government and media information expresses about different aspects of the LGBTQ community in the United States. Vist project site for more info and…

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Visualizing the Paston Letters Network

April 12, 2018 / 0 comments

Visualizing the Paston Letters Network displays the network generated between letter writers and recipients from the Paston Letters and Documents collection. This collection contains primary sources from the Paston family, a fifteenth-century gentry family from Norfolk, England. The material for this project came from Norman Davies’ edition of Paston Letters and Papers of the Fifteenth…

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Documenting ICE

April 12, 2018 / 0 comments

DOCUMENTING ICE was created in Prof. Matt Miller’s course, Programming for Cultural Heritage at Pratt’s School of Information by Mia Bruner. My goal was to see how programming could act as a tool to compile a central collection of records documenting U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement: FOIA requests, detention facilities, available government records, and resources….

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New York State Landmarks

April 12, 2018 / 0 comments

For this project I chose to explore datasets related to historic landmarks in New York State, which includes individual landmarks, i.e. historic houses, monuments, etc., and historic districts, which are usually whole neighborhoods or large portions of neighborhoods. All of this information was ultimately pulled from New York State’s open data project. I exported the…

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