We did a day long Graph Commons workshop on Dec 5th 2015 at The Brown Institute as part of The Transparency Series in the Columbia Journalism School in New York. Journalism students and professional journalists built and discussed network models of complex civic issues. Selected work from the workshop with short explanations, photos, and screenshots are listed below.
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Columbia Journalism School Faculty Affiliations Graph
Joined by the publications they write for, this network map shows the similarities and differences among the faculty members of the Columbia Journalism School. In terms of publications, the New York Times has a central role, followed by The New Yorker, and The Washington Post.
Who feeds Syria?
A multi-variable network map of ports, shipping companies, ships, and origin countries based on their flags. The maps shows the flow of goods to the city of Tartus in Syria. This map is a start for investigating the question “Who feeds Syria?”.
US Defense Contracts
A map of contract relations among US defense departments and defense contractors including the amount of contracts and the past employee relations.
Top Youtube channels, featured channels: Smosh
A graph of top YouTube channels co-featuring relationships. The core channels and their descendent featured channels are colored alike. Featuring back is also tracked with red edges.
Offshore Holdings of Individuals Related to the 3 Most Recent Presidents of the P.R.C.
Map showing the offshore holdings of individuals related to the 3 most recent presidents of the People’s Republic of China.
Zhou’s power network
This map traces the family relations and partnerships of Zhou in People’s Republic of China.
Cuba’s alternative media distribution network
People in Cuba consume digital media in bulk hard disks through an underground physical media distribution network.
Shared travel experiences “Finding commons ground”
Which cities we’ve been are common. An exercise on mapping shared geographies of interest.
Popular beverages among US states
States who drink this beverage also drink these, 2015 data by American Beverage Association.