Exploring visual forms for dramatic texts and language.
In this project we proposed five experimental approaches to the analysis and visualisation of Shakespeare’s dramatic works. Motivated by our r software-driven information retrieval processes and computational information design, we examined several ways to algorithmically search dramatic texts for narrative patterns and visualise these results as large scale prints. Our project proposed visualisation principles for literary works aimed at scholars in the humanities and audiences with a general interest in literature. Our project also examined ways for educators, through visualisations and analytics, to spark fascination and understanding of literary texts.
We currently explore this field further in collaboration with researchers from Swansea University in South Wales. The project is based on data from the WordHoard project from Northwestern University.