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Culturegraphy: the Cultural Influences and References between Movies | #DH #influence #dataviz

Culturegraphy: the Cultural Influences and References between Movies | #DH #influence #dataviz | Social Foraging | Scoop.it

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luiy's curator insight, September 23, 2014 6:07 AM

Culturegraphy [culturegraphy.com], developed by "Information Model Maker" Kim Albrecht reveals represent complex relationships of over 100 years of movie references.

 

Movies are shown as unique nodes, while their influences are depicted as directed edges. The color gradients from blue to red that originate in the1980s denote the era of postmodern cinema, the era in which movies tend to adapt and combine references from other movies.

 

Although the visualizations look rather minimalistic at first sight, their interactive features are quite sophisticated and the resulting insights are naturally interesting. Therefore, do not miss out the explanatory movie below.

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The philosophers' social network. Visual Social Network Analysis in R and Gephi

The philosophers' social network. Visual Social Network Analysis in R and Gephi | Social Foraging | Scoop.it

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luiy's curator insight, May 1, 2014 8:37 PM

Resuming from last time, I've made some updates to the philosophers' social network including publishing two interactive maps.  Quick introduction: you know that sidebar on wikipedia where it tells you someone was influenced by someone else, linking to them?  These graphs are generated from asking wikipedia for a comprehensive list of every philosopher's influence on every other.  There are some sample-bias issues and data problems I went over in the first part of the series, but overall it's both beautiful and interesting.

 

 

Interactive visuals

 

The first lets you zoom dynamically and makes it easier to see local networks.  When you hover over individual philosophers, those who are not linked to them or from them disappear.  This uses a tool called sigma.js.