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New York City Green Spaces

Marc Molta The New York City Green Spaces web map connects people to publicly accessible green spaces in New York City. Community Gardens, selected Parks Properties, and Block-level…

Pushing Past the Envelope: Visualizing the Mail-Art Network

Participatory, democratic, and unique,  Mail Art is exchanged via the postal service, and facilitates creative connections among artists across the world. This art form arose as a way…

Mapping History Underfoot: A Methodology for Discovering Remnants of Ancient and Medieval Paris through Open Data and Spatial Data Analysis Tools

A research project in three parts, showing how the layering of multiple datasets over both the present-day map of Paris and selected historical maps can illuminate the timeline…

In Search of Space

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

Bronx River Trash Collection and Fecal Bacteria Analysis

Six students in Professor Sula’s Information Visualization class analyzed two datasets concerning the environmental quality of the Bronx River provided by the Bronx River Alliance (BxRA). A large-scale poster was created for the BxRA to display in their new headquarters.

Gender Portrayal in Film

This data visualization project explores the Bechdel Test, a pass-fail condition under which two female characters must hold a conversation about any subject other than a man, as applied to American films. This visualization combines data from bechdeltest.com and IMDb to explore the representation of women and reception by audiences.

Peshawar Scrapin’: Producing a better index to CIA documents on the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan, 1979-1989

Peshawar Scrapin’ is an exercise in rapid subject tagging of poorly-described of textual material. Using automatic and human-curated methods, I scraped 7,000+ PDF documents on the Soviet-Afghan War from the CIA’s website, expanding the CIA’s deficient metadata with the names of relevant persons, factions, places, and concepts.

Exploring Cultural Ownership Through Linked Open Data: A Study of the British Museum’s Egyptian Collection

Mock grant proposal to support the improvement of the British Museum’s existing provenance linked data for its collection of 100,000+ Egyptian-made cultural artifacts. The expansion of the British Museum’s provenance linked data will allow the museum’s collection to be more fully represented in linked data visualizations, while making visualizations of the artifacts themselves more comprehensive, improving scholars’ capacity to research the histories of these artifacts and those of the cultures that produced them.


Exploring Linked Open Data for Off-Off-Broadway

Creating a Map on Carto

This video is part of my final project for Data Librarianship. It is the longer of two videos we had to create to demonstrate skills we learned in class. This video describes how to upload a dataset and create a simple map on Carto, a browser-based, freemium mapping platform.

A Visualization of Gothic Literature

To celebrate the 200th Anniversary of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, this digital humanities project maps the letters in both Frankenstein and Dracula providing a representation of Gothic literature during the 19th Century.

Information Labor in American Experience Documentaries 2015-2017

This project originated as a paper reporting on the experiences of archival producers in the field of historical documentary production. Based on those conversations, I created a visualization of data comparing gender and production credits across American Experience documentaries from 2015 to 2017.

Documenting the Document: Visualizing Connections Among the Snowden NSA Papers

This network study visualizes every available document from the Snowden Document Search, a collaborative online repository between Courage Foundation and Transparency Toolkit, and the extent to which its content shares geopolitical connections with other documents.

Generate New York 2017 Conference Panel Discussion

The seven participants of this panel, in addition to myself, attended this year’s Generate New York conference as a group. This trip was put together by UXPA@Pratt and was paid for by the GSEF Committee. We’ll be discussing some key takeaways and common themes from this year’s conference.

NAGPRA, Cultural Heritage, and Twenty-One Years of Repatriation

This project maps the recorded history of object repatriation through NAGPRA, the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act, with the hope of elucidating temporal and geographic trends in repatriation requests and concessions.

Artists’ Books: A Dynamic Atlas

The project is a mock IMLS Grant Proposal for “Artists’ Books: A Dynamic Atlas.” This pilot project will use linked open data to create a dynamic mapping interface that indicates the home libraries of artists’ books located within New York. Led by the MoMA Library in partnership with the Frick Collection, Brooklyn Museum, Whitney Museum, and Metropolitan Museum, the dynamic atlas will deepen engagement with these unique collections; allow users to visualize connections between artists, books, and institutions; and make project data available for use on the open web.

“Fake News”: A Rhetorical Analysis

This project analyzes the circulation of the term “fake news” as a rhetorical device, used to make political assertions about the truth of various stories and sources. These sources range from longstanding and popular news outlets to more recent news websites and social media. Across these sources, we examine the use and users of the term “fake news”, its frequency of use, and the sources and topics that are described as “fake news”.

Resonating Words in Digital Humanities: A Brief Study of US Federal Government Treaties with Native American Nations

Treaties are living documents that link Native American Nations with the Federal Government of the United States, and their multifaceted conditions continue to raise numerous questions in our post colonial age. A combination of multiple word frequencies attempt to provide further insight in treaties with 142 Native American Nations.

Graphing Literature: Network Visualizations as a Literary Analysis Tool

This project examines how network visualizations can be used in literary analysis. I created a series of network graphs for three comics by B.K. Vaughn and used them to analyze the character structure in the comics and across Vaughn’s work.

Women Behind the Page and On the Page in Comics: No Longer in Refrigerators?

A frequent cultural topic is if women are regularly portrayed in mass media, and if they are present behind the scenes. Using data analysis, I looked at mass-marketed comics to see if women are increasingly being represented on both sides of the page.