Music Records

For the last 8 years, I have been collecting records of every song I listened to, whether it was on a (now so precious) iPod, my personal computer, or my phone. If this sounds obsessive, it is not. In truth, I made no effort other than creating a last.fm…

The Shape of the Arduino Community

(Graph generated using Gephi. The dataset is a list of Twitter users whose bio includes the word “arduino.”)

Rivet, Quantifying Focus

Rivet is a device that allows the user to learn about their attention span in real-time, providing  immediate feedback when inattention occurs.  The user can then refocus and improve their attention span over time.                  My teammates Diana Freed, Billy Dang, and…

200 Years of Manhattan

In this project, I chose to use the PLUTO dataset, a dataset made freely available by NYC’s Department of Urban Planning that includes parameters describing every NYC tax block in terms of its buildings, their physical attributes, as well as their year of establishment. My goals for this projet were to…

Another Semantic River

Concept My all-time favorite novel is Milan Kundera’s The Unbearable Lightness of Being. I’ve been moved by its conceptual underpinnings in a tremendous way, and specifically, the idea that objects, concrete or abstract, have the potentiality to grow in meaning while still retaining and evoking all of their prior…

Fear and Love

A quick visualization of the number of occurrences of the words “fear” and “love” in the New York Times articles archive, between the years 1901 and 2014.