Data, Data, and more Data!

As a data scientist (of sorts), I’m feeling quite at home in the layers and layers of spreadsheets that represent all the research we’ve done to date.  I’ve learned a few things during my time amongst the data, so I figured I’d share these...

Perché gli Italiani hanno scritto tanta musica?

Throughout the process of mapping the musical centers of Italy in the 17th century, I found myself falling into exactly the same pitfalls I predicted.  I wanted to map EVERYTHING.  In an effort to avoid the lackluster and arbitrary nature of the first map, I tried to...

If It Ain’t Baroque, Don’t Fix It…

The purpose of mapping has always been to convey information, whether specifically or generally.  In recent years, the so-called “spacial turn” has changed what kind of information maps should convey, but it didn’t change that fundamental truth. ...