Groundwater Contamination in Tennessee

August 27, 2019 / 0 comments

This project looks at the effect of coal ash contamination on groundwater in the state of Tennessee. Tennessee relies on coal-power plants for electricity or other processing and has reported a consistent rise in groundwater contamination which could lead to a rise in drinking water contamination by depending on how close the drinking water source…

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MoMA’s Collection: Gender & Artist Collectives

August 27, 2019 / 0 comments

In working on this project, I first attempted to use MoMA’s Artists csv file, which is found on the museum’s website, to analyze both the gender dynamics of the collection and the issues those dynamics present. I immediately encountered an important issue: the csv file only allows for binary genders. Additionally, there is no way…

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Visit Like a New Yorker

August 27, 2019 / 0 comments

Why am I interested in this topic? This project is based on personal interest.My new yorker story started from fall 2018, my friends visited me when they know I arrived, I am new here, and I was so new that I could not give them too much advice on places to visit,restaurant to check out……

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Object Records at the Fogg Museum

August 26, 2019 / 0 comments

This project looked at the database from the Fogg Museum. Through a Harvard API key all the data in the “objects” category were scrapped and using Python they were converted into json files, which were then exported to Tableau to analyze the number of records of the artists’ name, birthplace, deathplace, culture and gender, as…

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RhinoScriptSyntax Exploration

August 26, 2019 / 0 comments

This was an exploration of RhinoScriptSyntax, a python enabled function of Rhino 3D modeling. By uploading CSV files into Rhino, data can be visualized both in 2D and 3D space, with the customization of any design concept. After a variety of experiments were more finalized to show three useful attributes of this python use. The…

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Human vs. Machine

August 26, 2019 / 0 comments

At the outset of a keyword tagging project for a museum collection, a question that repeatedly came up during research was artificial intelligence tagging (sometimes referred to as computer vision) compared to human tagging. Larger museums who have tested out computer vision technology currently available have often chosen to go with people for keyword tagging…

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Native Arts at the Denver Art Museum

August 26, 2019 / 0 comments

This project used Python and Beautiful Soup to scrape the Denver Art Museum’s collections website (https://denverartmuseum.org/collection) For this project, I focused on the works of art in their “Native Arts” department, which contains artifacts and works of art from indigenous cultures of North America and the South Pacific, as well as ethnic groups in Africa….

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Top Songs Sentiment Analysis

August 26, 2019 / 0 comments

Sentiment Analysis is the process of determining whether a piece of writing is positive, negative or neutral. In this project, sentiment analysis is performed on the lyrics of the top 20 songs for the last 10 years. Song Title, Artist Name and Year in which the song was on the list were scrapped from billboard.com….

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US Therapists

August 25, 2019 / 0 comments

For my project, I wanted to see how many therapists there are per state in the United States to assess which states have the most access per 100,000 people and which have the least. Writing the Script First, I needed a way to iterate through each state’s listings of therapists on PsychologyToday.com using the BeautifulSoup…

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311 Live Map

August 25, 2019 / 0 comments

This project attempts to create a ‘live’ map of 311 data for the City of New York. The data is not truly live since the API is updated only once a day. The project has two parts: a Python script that makes an API call and performs data manipulations before converting to a geojson file,…

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The New Deal in New Orleans

August 25, 2019 / 0 comments

The Works Progress Administration (WPA) was one of the largest and most ambitious federal agencies created by Franklin D. Roosevelt as part of the New Deal. From 1935-1942, the WPA employed millions of Americans throughout the country as a means of ameliorating unemployment and poverty caused by the Great Depression. Eligible skilled and unskilled workers…

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Robert Rauschenberg Foundation Archives EAD

August 25, 2019 / 0 comments

This project, created during the Programming for Cultural Heritage course at Pratt Institute iSchool, was designed in response to the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation’s Archives (RRFA) request for a CSV formatted finding aid to facilitate shipping of materials for digitization and storage. The EAD XML finding aid used for this conversion is an export from ArchivesSpace….

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Mapping Pre-Prohibition Alcohol in Brookyln

August 25, 2019 / 0 comments

King’s County Distillery, established in 2010, claims to be the “oldest whiskey distillery in Brooklyn” because of how lasting the effects of prohibition were on alcohol production in this borough. We were interested in knowing which Brooklyn neighborhoods felt the effects of prohibition most. As our data source in this investigation, we used publicly available…

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Confronting Documentation of the US War on Terror

February 4, 2019 / 0 comments

Sorry, your browser doesn’t support embedded videos. This project was born out of a love of metadata and a concern for the visibility of human rights violations by the US government under the War on Terror. Confronting Documentation of the US War on Terror takes existing metadata about US government documents collected by the nongovernmental…

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Scraping for Library Jobs

February 3, 2019 / 0 comments

For this project, I used Python to attempt to scrape job listings from three popular professional associations’ websites: Society of American Archivists (SAA) American Library Association (ALA) Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T;) I first scraped the websites for links to detailed job postings and stored the URLs in a JSON file. Then I…

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Web Scraping of Turner Paintings

February 3, 2019 / 0 comments

Project Inspired by the Tate collection, which houses the largest collection of Joseph Mallord William Turner works, I created a timeline based on the artworks Turner produced while visiting the Isle of Wight, UK. The timeline follows the artist’s first trip to the island in 1975, as he made his way onto the north of…

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NYC HIV/AIDS Services and Facts Dashboard

February 3, 2019 / 0 comments

Project Overview This dashboard includes facts and figures related to NYC HIV/AIDS data available through NYC Open Data. This dashboard also includes charts that provide location and contact information for HIV testing sites and HIV/AIDS services locations across the city’s five boroughs. The facts and figures are only available for the years 2011 through 2015…

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Images of the Solar System

February 3, 2019 / 0 comments

This project uses APIs to collect image records from cultural heritage and science institutions. I used DPLA’s API (https://pro.dp.la/developers/api-codex) and NASA’s Image and Video Library API (https://api.nasa.gov/api.html#Images). I’ve gathered content related to the plants of our solar system (including Pluto), sorted the results by planet, and pulled out relevant information about the image, including but…

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U.S. Documentaries, 1878 to 2017

February 3, 2019 / 0 comments

The goal of this project is to use data from IMDB to compare the growth of documentary versus non-documentary movies made in the United States from 1878 to 2017 and to compare the gender breakdown of different jobs on documentary crews. Currently, the initial data has been gathered to do the analysis but further cleaning…

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Stock Ticker Capital Appreciation Comparison

February 2, 2019 / 0 comments

The Objective of this projects was to use various coding languages and platforms to visualize data in a more digestible way by none tech savvy audiences. It is important to display financial information in an understandable manner. Stocks Tickers performance are a method of getting a clear view of a companies performance in real time….

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