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Visualization and Data Mining

Podcast: Micki Kaufman on Quantifying Kissinger

Digital Humanities Speaker Micki Kaufman “Everything on Paper Will Be Used Against Me”: Quantifying Kissinger Scarcity  of  information  is  a  common  frustration  for  many  historians.  However,  for  researchers  of  twentieth-­ and  twenty-­first  century  history  the  opposite  problem  is  also  increasingly  common.  In  contrast  to  scholars  of ancient  history,  who  base  much  of  their  analyses  on …. More.

DH Speaker Series: Micki Kaufman on Quantifying Kissinger

Everything on Paper Will Be Used Against Me: Quantifying Kissinger Thursday, April 3 at 10:00 am in Alderman Library, Room 421 Click for a larger image.  See www.mickikaufman.com/qk for a detailed description. Scarcity  of  information  is  a  common  frustration  for  many  historians.  However,  for  researchers  of  twentieth-­ and  twenty-­first  century  history  the  opposite  problem  is …. More.

Size Matters

In geography, size matters.  On maps, large always wins over small.  We’re human.  We’re wired to quickly spot patterns and make visual comparisons.  See Tufte, Edward. Picture a map of your own state.  How does it compare in size to the states next door, the largest states, the smallest, or Texas? I recently joined with…. More.

Data visualizations: Learning d3.js

[cross-posted at katinarogers.com] The SCI study on humanities graduate programs and career preparation is humming along, and while survey responses come in, I’ve been working on determining how best to translate the data into meaningful graphics. After a lot of experimenting, I think the winner is d3.js. Short for for Data-Driven Documents, D3 is Michael…. More.

Mapping the Catalogue of Ships

I’m very pleased to share a guest post by UVa Classics professor Jenny Strauss Clay, describing a new project we’ve undertaken at the Scholars’ Lab. We’re excited not only at the opportunity to use GIS techniques to test Professor Clay’s theories about the relation of ancient geography to mnemonic devices and poetic form, but also…. More.

Projection Lessons in Maps

For many years, I have used the following map in my presentations. This map is a great example of proportional symbology and is of an interesting subject, especially when juxtaposed with modern oil trading.  Of course, the cartographic style is great too.  I hadn’t much thought of the cartographer or why the map was created until recently.…. More.

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