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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Alexander Street Landing Page Redesign (Design Story)

August 22, 2019 / 0 comments

Project Brief: The goal of this project was to ensure that the users of Alexander Street Press, a video and primary source archive for educational programming, were met with the highest possible satisfactory landing page. One that would aide in sign-up statistics and let the users know what it is that Alexander Street has that…

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Enhancing The Pratt Institute Libraries Experience – UX Research and Recommendations

August 22, 2019 / 0 comments

ABOUT THE PRATT INSTITUTE LIBRARIES The Pratt Institute Libraries is an academic library institution serving three campuses in the New York area. The Libraries’ main building is located on Pratt’s Brooklyn campus with collections and services that focus on the visual arts, architecture, design, creative writing, and related fields. The mission of the Pratt Institute…

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AFA Design Story – Patrick Jerry

August 22, 2019 / 0 comments

  The Project Our task was to redesign of the Arts for All official website to make it more attractive, more functional, and  more appropriate for a modern arts education nonprofit. The Problem AFA’s current website is unpleasant to use because it is ugly to look at and it is difficult to discern the site’s…

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Design Story: Materials for the Arts

August 22, 2019 / 0 comments

Scope Initial interviews with Materials for the Arts (MFTA) revealed the organization’s key goals in a website redesign. The organization would like its users to be informed of the different opportunities it provides beyond donations and scheduled appointments. In order to insure that prospective users are efficiently and effectively exploring the interface a series of…

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Kitten season at the Animal Care Center of NYC

August 16, 2019 / 0 comments

Introduction Animal Care Center of NYC is the city’s shelter for homeless animals. Accepting almost any animal, domestic or wild, whether completely healthy or on its deathbed, the ACC takes in close to 30,000 animals each year. Despite the number of unique and exotic animals passing through, the majority of animals in the shelter population,……

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“Seeing Through Photographs” — Evaluation of MoMA’s online course

August 14, 2019 / 0 comments

“Seeing Through Photographs” — Evaluation of MoMA’s online course written by Gloriana Amador and Marta Mikłaszewicz This post is a summary of the research project conducted at Pratt Institute in the spring semester of 2019 as part of the INFO 685 course: Digital Analytics: Web, Mobile and Social Media in collaboration with The Museum of Modern Art. The Museum…

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Portfolio Showcase

August 8, 2019 / 0 comments

View select portfolios of our graduating students at the Portfolio Showcase, including work from Library & Information Science, Information Experience Design, and Data Analytics & Visualization programs. On view in room 606 from 5:30-7:30pm at #infoshow19, May 17th, 2019. Matthew Bishop, MSDAV ’19 Yang Cong, MSIXD ’19 Carolyn Dellinger, MSLIS ’19 Armando Garcia, MSIXD ’18…

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