Visualizing Ingredient Networks

April 19, 2018 / 0 comments

As someone raised by a chef and cookbook author, I’ve always loved cooking and experimenting with different recipes. So after running into the “Flavor Network and the Principles of Food Pairing” dataset in Jeremy Singer-Vine’s database, I knew I had to try to analyze the network myself. This visualization was intended as an ingredient exploratory…

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From Treemaps to Network Graphs: Further Visualizations of Hierarchical Relationships in The Art Genome Project

April 19, 2018 / 0 comments

Introduction This report explores categorical and hierarchical data from The Art Genome Project, Artsy’s ongoing study into the characteristics and connections between artists and artworks, using Gephi, an open-source network analysis and visualization software. The goal of the resulting network visualization is to graphically represent abstract information hierarchies, providing a shared point of reference for…

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Info Vis Lab 4: Gephi

April 19, 2018 / 0 comments

The primary goal of this lab was to become familiar with Gephi, especially its quick save feature. The data I used is from Big Allied and Dangerous (BAAD), a project that “focuses on creation and maintenance of a comprehensive database of terrorist organizational characteristics.” The data includes 395 distinct terrorist groups that perpetrated at least…

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Planting Companion🌱

April 19, 2018 / 0 comments

Introduction After the introduction to networked data left my head spinning, the question of finding a dataset that I would understand became the task at hand. I began the lab with a dataset available on Gephi’s website as a sample datasets; one that looked at the Marvel’s Social Network. Having recently seen Black Panther, I…

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Revisiting the Paston Letters Network

April 19, 2018 / 0 comments

Figure 1 The Pastons were a gentry family that lived in the village of Paston in Norfolk, England, during the fifteenth century. Their letter and document collection, which dates between 1422 and 1509, provides valuable evidence of land struggles, wealth acquisition, love interests, and family crises that the Pastons encountered during this time (The British…

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Visualizing Social Networks of of Schoolboys, Prison Inmates, and Dolphins using Gephi

April 18, 2018 / 0 comments

Gephi is a tool for analyzing and visualizing graph data. Using layout algorithms and statistics functions, the user may identify patterns in networks and generate statistical metrics to further understand how individual entities (nodes) are connected (by edges) to one another. I worked with several small data sets to explore Gephi and experiment with network…

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Gephi Lab: 19th Century Social Network

April 18, 2018 / 0 comments

Introduction Visualizing social networks can help to visualize the processes of social life. This includes this formation of communities, the transfer of ideas, the spread of diseases, and the ways in which people connect to places, institutions, and each other. This lab assignment asked students to create a network visualization using Gephi, an open source…

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Gephi Lab: A 19th Century The Social Network

April 18, 2018 / 0 comments

Intro I have chosen to represent one of the original documentations of a social network, created in Germany by the teacher Johannes Delitsch of an all boys 4th grade class in 1880/81. Delitsch documented the social connections and relationships between the 53 boys in his class, “he wanted to understand why and between whom friendship…

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Network Visualization and Analysis for the Domestic Airlines

April 15, 2018 / 0 comments

Introduction Sometimes it might be more helpful to visualize the data by revealing their patterns and trends. Gephi is a great tool for exploring and visualizing large network graphs. In this lab, Gephi was used to create a visualization graph that could analysis the data of the domestic airlines by highlighting the travelling paths and…

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Mapping the social structure of dolphins using Gephi

April 14, 2018 / 0 comments

Introduction My original idea to test the network graphing tool, Gephi, was to create a family map using the notoriously complicated cast of the ABC show, Once Upon a Time. However, that dream was quickly crushed when I failed to find a fan-made data set of the cast members, and now I am considering making…

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Gephi: Letter Exchanges Across Europe

April 13, 2018 / 0 comments

Introduction: Big data sets of social networks can be analyzed and viewed in different perspectives through visualization programs such as Gephi. Being an open-source tool, it is accessible and free for public use. Its functions include “exploring, analyzing, spatializing, filtering, clustering, manipulating and exporting”[1] data sets. Its “flexible architecture” can detect patterns and help users gather…

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Visualizing Homelessness in New York City

April 12, 2018 / 0 comments

  This semester, I’ve taken an interest in the lives of homeless individuals. I begun learning about their experiences through my Advanced Design Research course, chatting with homeless individuals in New York City and volunteering at shelters. Until a few weeks ago, I relied mostly on ethnographic research such as observations, interviews and diary studies….

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A Simple Cost-Benefit Analysis of Refugee Movements

April 12, 2018 / 0 comments

Visualizations here: https://evanvolow.carto.com/builder/e68ddab2-14f4-440b-8546-09206070ee29/embed For our Carto lab, I vacillated a bit as to what topic I wanted to explore–chalk it up to not undertaking a geospatial project in a while. I came down to two particular datasets. WHO has data on the number of cases of multi-drug resistant tuberculosis by country, which I wanted to…

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Bike Rack Distribution In New York City

April 12, 2018 / 0 comments

For this Carto Lab, I wanted to see how bike friendly New York City is by looking at the distribution of bike rack in the relationship with bike lanes. New York was on the top 20 list of the world’s bi-annual bicycle-friendly city index created by a Copenhagen-based consulting firm Copenhagenize. The accessibility of bike…

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Farmers Market Directory: Where are the Organic Markets?

April 12, 2018 / 0 comments

Introduction: Using the data from the Farmers Market Directory from data.gov I was able to visualize a part of the data that I had not found possible in my previous work. I wanted to focus on mapping specific types of farmers markets that are sought after in this trending world of eating and using fresh…

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Mapping 2016 New York State Hate Crimes

April 12, 2018 / 0 comments

introduction I began this lab with the idea of mapping hate crimes with a heat map as I thought this type of map would best express the intensity of these crimes that I was trying to stress. Initially, my thought was to work with data that would represent just New York City (the five boroughs)…

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Mapping West Virginia’s Opioid Crisis

April 12, 2018 / 0 comments

  Over the course of the last two decades, people with opioid addiction and deaths by drug overdoses have increased five-fold, with 115 Americans dying from this cause per day as of 2016 (CDC, 2017). According to the CDC, West Virginia had the highest rate of deaths by drug overdose in 2016, nearly 13% higher…

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Visualizing NYC Lower Manhattan Retailers with Carto

April 12, 2018 / 0 comments

Lower Manhattan is one of New York City’s most affluent and crowded districts. It is not only a financial district where Wall Street locates and highly-educated people stay, but also a must-see tourist destination. Therefore, as a business district, Lower Manhattan is highly competitive, and also full of opportunities. To better understand  the retailer market…

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Remapping Hopper at the Theatre

April 12, 2018 / 0 comments

Introduction This report explores categorical and geospatial data collected through the Linked Open Data (LOD) for Museums Fellowship offered by the Pratt Institute School of Information and the Whitney Museum of American Art and visualized using CARTO, a proprietary Software as a Service (SaaS) cloud based platform for GIS and web mapping. The goal of…

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Visualizing NYC New Construction Data Using Carto

April 12, 2018 / 0 comments

Heat Map of New Construction in NYC 2018 https://vsaunder.carto.com/builder/1812fc93-fd8a-4f96-aad4-179c91bcd1dc/embed Carto offers analytical and visualization tools for use with location and spatial data. Working with multiple data sets to get a feel for how the application operates provided me with a starting point for grasping their “location intelligence” methodology (carto.com). Carto offers numerous analysis tools to…

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