Visualizing Time and Space

The following final projects utilized the same information visualization structure to draw relationships between space and time. This allowed for a valuable comparative reflection on what did/did not work in either project.

Project Overview (DH 250, Spring 2015: Y. Kawano)

Final Project Link: Mapping Iranian Jewish Organizations in LA (see note)

Note: Unfortunately, this project is no longer available online. The coding structure is available via GitHub. In spite of attempts to get this project back up and on my own hosting, I could not find the appropriate image assets. That said, I have materials to reflect on the experience of the project and what I learned in the course. 

Course Description: “As a digital humanist, you are consistently at the crossroads of two simple inquiries:  Where did it happen?  When did it happen?  Space and time are forever interlinked, and the digital revolution has made it such that the visualization of the spatial and the temporal brings many possibilities to interrogate, analyze, reveal, narrate and discover new dimensions that may otherwise remain dormant in its original state…As these technologies become more prevalent than ever, humanists are now asking new questions, demanding revelation from data sources that did not exist just a decade ago. Information transparency has been demanded, the open data movement is striving, and slowly but surely, agencies are obliging to the demands for making information publicly accessible. The ability to engage, empower and interact with the public has never been stronger, resulting in the generation of an appealing set of web-based mapping platforms that are engaging the public to become online cartographers themselves…The purpose of this course will be to implement and examine such web-based technologies. Students will develop the knowledge and skills necessary to plan, design, develop and publish web-based digital mapping solutions. Students will learn how GIS on the internet differs from the desktop experience, and how to adequately prepare spatial information for the web.”

Project Role



Project Overview (DH 201, Winter 2016: C. Johanson)

Final Project Link: ACT UP, Los Angeles: History Capsule

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