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Leslie Harris

Parsing Ronald Reagan's Words for Early Signs of Alzheimer's - NYTimes.com - 0 views

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    Interesting article about an analysis of Ronald Reagan's news conferences in an attempt to determine early signs of dementia. The "digital humanities" aspect is that the same linguistic analysis has been use to study word use patterns by novelists.
Leslie Harris

Map of 73 Years of Lynchings - NYTimes.com - 0 views

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    An effective but somewhat disheartening use of GIS to map the frequency of lynchings in the Southern U.S. by county from 1877 to 1950.
Leslie Harris

How Nonemployed Americans Spend Their Weekdays: Men vs. Women - NYTimes.com - 1 views

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    This article discusses how unemployed men and women spend their time during a typical day. What's most interesting is how the data is represented visually.
Leslie Harris

For Big-Data Scientists, 'Janitor Work' Is Key Hurdle to Insights - NYTimes.com - 0 views

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    New York Times article about some of the challenges of "big data" analysis - particularly the data cleanup needed to make useful inferences.
Leslie Harris

Where Are the Hardest Places to Live in the U.S.? - NYTimes.com - 0 views

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    Another interesting NY Times GIS map of "wellness" by county in the United States. I am using the term "wellness" not in a health context but instead as a summary description of their six data points: education, median household income, unemployment rate, disability rate, life expectancy, and obesity.
Leslie Harris

Chasing Death Camp Guards With New Tools - NYTimes.com - 0 views

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    Prosecutors in Germany are using 3D virtual models of Nazi death camps, along with databases and spreadsheets, to build cases against suspected Nazi death camp guards.
Leslie Harris

App-Controlled Hearing Aid Improves Even Normal Hearing - NYTimes.com - 0 views

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    iPhone app allows for adjustment of a hearing aid.
Leslie Harris

Up Close on Baseball's Borders - NYTimes.com - 0 views

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    Interesting map of baseball fan loyalty based on zip codes and Facebook data.
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