Author Archives: LizRutledge

The [Box Office] Economics of Emotions | Our Emotions, the Movies We Watch, and the Economy

The Project [+Inspiration]. It is no secret that our mood can influence what we want to see at the movie theater. Nor is it news that the overall state of the economy, through its direct impact on the lives of … Continue reading

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Facebook Movie Visualization Mashup | Facebook + NYTimes Movie Reviews API

The Assignment. For this assignment, we were tasked with creating a data visualization that uses two potentially unrelated APIs to create one cohesive “mashup” visualization. Chris Piuggi and I teamed up to make something out of the Facebook API and … Continue reading

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Newswire Image Blocks

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Data Types | Relationship Data (Liz & Kenny)

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Time Visualization | Ball Pit

See the actual application running here.

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Time Visualization Concepts

The first concept involves increasingly large bins that empty some material (water? bouncy balls?) from smaller to bigger as time passes. (The top box would be seconds, the bottom hours, and so on.) It could be done with a physics … Continue reading

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Random Team Generator

Team Maker! It may not be Psychic Science, but it’s way easier…and gives you funny team names.

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Sweet, Sweet Inspiration

Statically inspiring from my idol over at xkcd.com: I totally respect the dude over at xkcd.com—he is always able to combine unbelievable nerdiness and accuracy with really funny (albeit still nerdy) humor. This comic has an impressively detailed Lord of … Continue reading

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