Time to play catch-up. Many things have happened since my last post. Not the least is the announcement that the company I am working for will be shutting its doors by the years end. It affects the regular employees more than it does me but it's still not great news. So off I go again into the land of the recruiters.
The Star Trek Tropes project is moving along well. I am cleaning up my previous code and making it more efficient plus adding new functionality to the the graph. I finally solved the mouse click to turn one category of dots opaque for better viewing. Now it's onto developing methods to color the dots instead of using hard-coded domains and ranges. Sometimes the solution eludes me and I rely on the hard coded solution till I solve it.
I'm attending the Wizard World convention this coming weekend. What better place to go and search out potential collaborators for future Pop Culture Data Visualizations. Specifically there is a WhedonVerse panel which I sure I can location some Buffy fans to show the work I did with the Body Count.
As always, when time is at a premium, projects get pushed to the back-burner. Once again the movie franchise project gets no love. But at least I've determined its final format. The display will be a scatter-plot with circles plotting the various rankings from movie web sites such as Rotten Tomatoes and IMDB. I want to include a minimum of three rankings, more if possible.
I'm curious to see how various franchises did over the course of their life spans and what the reactions of people and critics were. For instance, Rotten Tomatoes tracks both it's critics rating and an audience rating. Many times they are quite different. I hope to get back to that one soon.