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One of the main questions in the humanities is how cultures and artistic expressions change over time. While a number of researchers have used quantitative computational methods to study historical changes in literature, music, and cinema, our paper offers the first quantitative analysis of historical changes in visual art created by users of a social(More)
In this paper we visually explore the data structure of two different visual platforms: the database behind the social environment of a social networking site, and the intricate infrastructure of a research institute for preservation of deposited datasets. We argue that visual analytics of metadata of collections can be used in multiple ways: for the(More)
How can we use computational analysis and visualization of content and interactions on social media network to write histories? Traditionally, historical timelines of social and political upheavals give us only distant views of the events, and singular interpretation of a person constructing the timeline. However, using social media as our source, we can(More)
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