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A Streamgraph of Arne Duncan’s Speeches

Duncan_Streamgraph

Using the data gathered through web scraping techniques described previously, I render some of the keywords associated with the neoliberal education reform discourse below as a streamgraph.  When reading, remember that the ceiling of the y-axis is the total number of instances of all the keywords named.  It is a dynamic ceiling rather than a constant.  I gained new insight ... Read More »

A View of A Room with a View

Room with View_Sentiment.Chapter

Many industries have been turning to sentiment analysis to gauge peoples’ feelings regarding their products via social media outlets.  What happens when we use the same tool to determine positive and negative sentiments for literature?  In this case, I run every paragraph of Forster’s A Room with a View through a popular sentiment analysis tool and visualize the results chapter by ... Read More »

Whitman’s Song of Myself: A Sentiment Analysis

SongMyself_Final

As a way to further explore the relationship between software and human experience, I have been creating data visualizations based on my use of computational text analysis software to “read” literature.  In this case, I took Whitman’s “Song of Myself” and generated a sentiment value (using Semantria’s engine) for each verse.  I then took the results and created a simple ... Read More »

Introduce Kids to Robotics

Introduce Kids to Robotics

It’s A Book, Book

It’s A Book, Book

Undone Typewriter

Undone Typewriter

Automated Love

Automated Love