#InfoShow21 Program

#InfoShow21 program is now live! #InfoShow21 is taking place on Thursday May 13, 2021 5:30-7:30pm ET, followed by the School of Information Awards Ceremony at 7:30pm.

Descriptive Imagery in Visualization

Introduction Descriptive Imagery in Visualization The imagery that is presented in information visualizations has a significant impact on our understanding of the subject matter, and thus the creators…

Documenting Exhibitions: Working on the Metropolitan Museum of Art Images Project at the Thomas J. Watson Library

As a Thomas J. Watson Library fellow, I documented Metropolitan Museum of Art exhibitions and their digital assets for the MMA Images Project. This project will help to digitize and cross-reference the Met’s catalogs and installation photography, and it allowed me to contribute to the library’s long-term goals while working from home.

Museum Experience via Data: Working on KAWS exhibition in the Brooklyn Museum

Data helps museums reinvent themselves, and also it improve the customer experience and increase more engagement. The presentation will focus on KAWS exhibition how can data collection techniques be used to understand visitors better and make the exhibition better.

Processing and Creating a Finding Aid for The Department of Photography Records at the Brooklyn Museum Archives

During my time as the Pratt Fellow in the Brooklyn Museum Archives I worked on processing and completing a finding aid for one of the most utilized collections that is currently also the most challenging to access. This collection comprises the bulk of the institution’s visual representation, the Department of Photography records [PHO]. As part of processing the collection, I had to extract information about the collection from Microsoft Access and migrate it to ArchivesSpace. My poster presentation will showcase some of my experiences while completing this project.

An Alternate SCOTUS Portrait

This project presents and reflects on the application of an alternate history of the U.S. Supreme Court, built from established ideological measurements and tenure data. The implementation of an 18-year term limit for Justices starting in 1970 is explored through case studies of five notable court decisions.

A Tale of 12 Cities

Diane has created a 12-city geospatial study of income distribution. This project displays median household income reported by the Census Bureau in major Metropolitan Statistical Areas using choropleth maps and design strategies to tell the story of income inequality in different cities in the US.

Building a Vocabulary for the Index of African American Artists

The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Watson Library launched the Index of African American Artists to increase discoverability of the library’s holdings by and about Black artists. This presentation describes an ongoing process to enhance the searchability of the Index.

In Search of Space

An Information Visualization project covering all the details about Space Missions since 1957!

Bringing Web Archives to Digital Repositories with Archipelago and Replayweb.page

My project was developed through my 2020-21 fellowship at the Frick Art Reference Library. I am developing a demonstration of the Archipelgo software being developed by the Metropolitan New York Library Council. I will discuss this demo and how it came about.

Demystifying AI – Understanding Parallels in Artificial Intelligence & Neuroscience

This presentation illustrates the connections between the development of AI and modern neuroscience for a novice audience. I believe by studying these two multidisciplinary topics, we will gain a mindful understanding of how we learn, develop ways for encoding for context and biases, and be closer positioned to true artificial general intelligence.

Participatory Budgeting Toolkit for Youth Delegates

Proposal for a digital toolkit aimed at youth delegates in NYC’s Participatory Budgeting process, in support of youth civic engagement. The toolkit reflects Connected Learning principles to encourage youth participation, and supports public librarians who volunteer as facilitators and make their branches “home bases” for youth committee meetings and collaboration.

Using Web Archives for Art Historical Research

Created through the NYARC Web Archiving Fellowship at the Frick, this project seeks to bridge the gap between the creation and use of web archives through an instruction session and resource guide. The project’s audience is art historians, aligning with NYARC’s collection and my personal interests.

Assessing high-volume transfers from optical media at NYPL

NYPL obtained an enormous collection of digital materials on CD-R, and implemented a batch transfer process to ingest the materials. The batch transfer process obscured the success rate of the transfers; I analyzed metadata about the transferred materials to determine the success rate and improve the process.

Modeling the Spread of COVID-19 in Cox’s Bazar Refugee Settlement

To assess the risks that COVID-19 poses to vulnerable populations, a team of researchers modeled the spread of the virus within a refugee camp in Bangladesh. This project has informed public health interventions to COVID-19, and can be used to inform institutional responses to future health crises.

Toward an Archival Continuum: Binaries and Exclusion in Community Archives Research

Through a review of trends in the current literature on the topic, I explore community archives as an alternative to traditional archival practice. Ultimately, I argue for a reconceptualization of community archives as part of the archival continuum rather than as traditional or mainstream archives’ binary opposite.

An Analytical Dashboard for an Intersectional Issue: The Continuum of Violence, Online

Using Tableau Public and a series of datasets, this dashboard uniquely examines the phenomenon of concerning experiences online, with a feminist analytical framework. Gender dimensions are highlighted throughout, and gaps in available information is discussed. It is part of a larger series on online violence against women in politics.

Increasing the Accessibility of Bystander Intervention

This project discusses the development of an educational conversation agent supporting an initiative I developed called WESTAND, standing for We Emerge Stronger Together And Never Defenseless. The initiative and the agent serves to increase the accessibility of bystander intervention training–offered at no cost by some non-profit organizations but with limited capacity or in B2B settings.

Public Space & Public Housing in NYC Community Districts: A Density Study in Development Priorities

This map, made in Carto, is an exploration of the relationship between public space and public housing in NYC. By examining the area and frequency of these dynamics within Community Districts, I illustrate the stark differences in NYC’s realized development priorities, highlighting impact on a hyperlocal scale in novel ways.

Exploring Linked Open Data at the Museum of Modern Art

Presenting on my work as the Linked Open Data fellow @ MoMA, from modelling, to research, to formatting the data. Working with the international Linked Art community to solve Linked Data related questions and examples.