Shakespeare at the Delacorte Theater

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We were interested in visualizing a complex data set of productions, characters, actors in a non-linear time based format. We wanted to create an engaging interface that would allow you to view who’s played iconic Shakespearean characters like Beatrice (Much Ado…), Lear, or Hamlet and also see key actors who have starred in multiple productions.

Notes & Observations

  • We were also curious about the plays. What were some of the more popular plays? Which genres dominate?
  • After 12 (!) design layout variations, hours of data collection and creative coding, we present an interactive homage to this great summertime institution.

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NYC Street Trees

An Interactive Visualization of NYC Street Trees

We were curious to see what were some of the common and not so common trees planted in the five boroughs of New York City. While this visualizes trees which we personally love as an essential element of any urban city, we see this as an experiment or model to visualize other datasets in an additive/subtractive format. Check out Allen’s medium post about this project and another dataviz that uses the same dataset.

Notes & Observations

  • This visualization allows one to quickly see distribution.
  • Trees have been grouped by genus. For example, all maple species (Norway Maple, Silver Maple, etc.) have been aggregated as “Maple.”

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Queerskins

Queerskins

Queerskins explores the nature of love and justice through the story of a young gay physician from a rural Midwestern Catholic family who dies of AIDS at the start of the epidemic. Queerskins’ interface consists of layers of sound, text, and image that users can navigate at random or experience as a series of multimedia collages. Images of the mythic and the everyday, the sacred and the profane, from banal vacation footage to vintage burlesque, interact rhizomatically with text and audio monologues to subvert preconceived notions of gender, sexuality, and morality.Cyril worked with author Illya Szilak to create this multimedia novel. Interface consists of layers of sound, text and image that users can navigate at random or experience as a series of multimedia collages. The full work contains 40,000 words of original text, over two hours of character monologues, 50 videos and nearly 100 still images. Best viewed in Chrome or Safari…

  • Webby honoree 2013 in the Netart category

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