Summer workshop report, 2016
[Presentation slides in PDF]
The Dada Networks project, led by principal investigator Kurt Beals, has been using journal publication networks to explore the structural contours of the Dada movement. The project has predominantly used the software application Gephi to create and visualize its networks—a free, open-source tool commonly used in the digital humanities. This summer, however, graduate student Melanie Walsh (with help from graduate student John Ladd) has also explored some other methods (NetworkX and D3.js) for creating, calculating, and visualizing these networks, which throw into relief the strengths and weaknesses of Gephi, as well as how these tools bridge humanities scholars to the fields of computer science and statistics more broadly.