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Most decade-specific words in Billboard song titles

David Taylor looked for words in Billboard song titles that appeared during a given decade more than other decades. Then he charted usage for the top five of each decade,…

History through the president’s words

The Washington Post visualized the use of specific words throughout the years during State of the Union addresses. Since 1900, there have been 116 State of the Union addresses, given…

How to Display Text in R

Text can provide much needed context to traditional visual cues and can be used as a visual cue itself in some cases.

Extensive timelines of slang for genitalia

The title says it all. Jonathon Green, a slang lexicographer, has two new timelines. The first is an interactive timeline that shows slang for male genitalia going all the way…

Yelp maps words used in reviews

We typically think of Yelp reviews as aggregates on a restaurant or business-specific level. Search for restaurants on Yelp, and you have an overall rating for each result. But zoom…

An exploration of how Oscar winners express gratitude

Each year, Oscar speeches seem to follow a similar format, with familiar names and groups sputtered in 30 seconds. For her master's project, Thank the Academy, digital media student Rebecca…

silenc: Removing the silent letters from a body of text

During a two-week visualization course, Momo Miyazaki, Manas Karambelkar, and Kenneth Aleksander Robertsen imagined what a body of text would be without the the silent letters in silenc. silenc is…

The Descriptive Camera

The unassuming little Descriptive Camera made me rethink data. This project by Matt Richardson was on display at the ITP Spring Show. The basic premise is that you take a…