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VFF: Quantifying Representation in Women's Magazines

Visualization Friday Forum: Fridays at noon, LSRC D106
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Friday, February 01, 2019
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12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Sandra Luksic, Alexis Malone & Nathan Liang · Data+ students
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Visualization Friday Forum

An undergraduate Data+ team (Alexis Malone, Statistical Science '19; Sandra Luksic, Philosophy '20; and Nathan Liang, Psychology '21) studied how women are represented in women's magazines. They used automated facial recognitition programs, text mining and analysis, and custom-made sentiment dictionaries. This project touched on digital humanities themes such as quantifying cultural phenomena, merging feminist theory with data science, data visualization and storytelling, and the limitations of computer science. The team will speak about overcoming technical challenges and their experiences using resources inside and outside Duke.

Contact: Angela Zoss