As a graduate student in Comparative Media Studies at MIT, I had the chance to explore all kinds of trends and strategies in media and technology, from big data to interactive storytelling. But my heart could never stray too far from the Museum of Modern Art, where I used to work. I applied my newly-acquired data visualization skills to ask tough questions of MoMA’s collection: How have the museum’s collecting practices changed over time? Which nationalities, genders, and racial and ethnic groups have been favored, and which have been overlooked?
Visualizing American and European Art in MoMA’s Painting and Sculpture Collection blog post
Applying Digital Humanities Approaches to Museum Collection Data blog post