I used a new free and open-source data visualization application called Protovis to make interactive parallel coordinate graphs of the entire catalogs of 50 Cent, Jay-Z, Biggie & Nas through the Hip-Hop Word Count analysis. In honor of his Bornday 50’s is posted here.
I used a new free and open-source data visualization application called Protovis to make interactive parallel coordinate graphs of the entire catalogs of 50 Cent, Jay-Z, Biggie & Nas through the Hip-Hop Word Count analysis. Jay-Z’s is posted here.
Where: Eyebeam Atelier: 540 West 21 Street Between 10th & 11th Avenues
When: Friday June 25th 3PM-6PM & Saturday June 26th 3PM-6PM
The Hip-Hop Word Count (HHWC) is a searchable ethnographic database built from the lyrics of over 40,000 Hip-Hop songs from 1979 to present day. The database is the heart of an online analysis tool that generates textual and quantified reports on searched phrases, syntax, memes and socio-political ideas.
Here is the link to the first Rap Data Pack™ we have released. It includes the raw data from Hov’s complete body of work: word count, readability, release dates, Geo Codes, etc..
⇒ Email me to request edit access to the Google spreadsheet.
⇒ Email me if you want a login for the full data set which includes 3,000+ artists.
⇒ Data Visualization Designers: send links to the beautiful charts you make from this set of data.
In honor of my birthday, on Friday May 14th, I will be releasing the first Rap Data Pack. It will include the raw data from Jay-Z’s complete body of work: word count, readability, release dates, Geo Codes, everything! Check here on Friday for the .csv download & Google spreadsheet link.
Aaron Koblin is a media designer and artist focused on the creation and visualization of human systems. Currently working out of San Francisco, California, Aaron transforms large abstract data sets into humanly contextualized information. Aaron received the 1st. Place Science Visualization Award from the U.S. National Science Foundation, and has work in the permanent collections at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. He received his MFA from the department of Design | Media Arts at UCLA before undertaking visualization projects at MIT and Stanford Universities.
Josh took us on a whirlwind tour through the history of illegal street markings (Street Art 101), with a focus on the history of the street stencil.
Evan and James talked about how the Graffiti Research Lab was formed. They demo’d the tools they’ve developed and gave out materials to make LED Throwies. Some of Evan’s students presented their projects and/or concepts based on the work of James and Evan. We concluded with a little Throwies experiment/happening.