Café Terrace for Excel

Vincent van Gogh’s 1888 oil painting,  Café Terrace at Night is certainly a masterwork. But it was painted in a time before Big Business, before computers, before corporate expediency. But the white-collar worker is too busy to mess around with oil on canvas. So I’ve updated Old van Gogh by translating his painting into a Excel sheet. After watching Matt Parker’s stand-up comedy routine about spreadsheets, I … Read More

Visual Data

Using distant-reading and data visualization techniques outlined in Derek N. Mueller’s Network Sense, I created the below visualizations to pull out key topics and ideas as represented in two recent  issues of The Journal of Media Ethics and the Journal of Media Law and Ethics. The complete data set (which can be downloaded) has nearly 2000 entries — tracking words and phrases across multiple … Read More

DH Certification

I earned another cool certificate — this one for working with Dene Grigar, Davin Heckman, and other scholars at the Digital Humanities Summer Institute in Victoria, BC. The research class discussed e-literature, made games, played around with humanities programming, and discussed the theoretical bases for nonlinear story structure in the classroom. I made a bot inspired by the all the … Read More