Though this site is predominantly dedicated to my life as a musician and a writer, I hold a bachelor’s degree in urban planning and a technical certification in Geographic Information Systems (GIS). It’s also something I’m now doing for a living, and I therefore felt it was time to give GIS its own section.
Here you will find some projects I’ve done, am working on, or am hoping to work on in the near future.
This project began as a class demonstration of some statistical methods and spatial analysis; by the time the demonstration was done, I had done so much of the work that I figured I might as well do a short writeup and toss it up here. Click on the title above to read more.
POTENTIAL FUTURE PROJECTS
HISTORY OF THE ARTS INTERACTIVE MAP
I’m interested in developing an interactive web platform for visualizing and analyzing movement patterns of composers and other important figures in music, visual arts, and writing throughout history. The actual interface could be fairly simple – a time slider that lets a user see where, say, Beethoven and his contemporaries were in 1820 or track his known movements across his lifetime.
The purpose of this project would be primarily be as a supplement to scholarly research in music, especially as it relates to certain key locations and time periods in music history (for example, Vienna in the late 1700s with Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven, and Schubert). It could also serve as a learning resource for students, researchers, and other interested parties.
Over time, the project would develop with community data input of the various figures of the members’ own specialties. I would also be interested in incorporating major historical events to see how these impact the artists’ lives and the major artistic events of their lives.