Data Stories podcast on Text Visualization

Distant reading meets data visualization:  The most recent episode of the Data Stories podcast interviews Chris Collins of the University of Ontario Institute of Technology about his work on text visualization. The conversation was helpful for me to understand further applications of this kind of text analysis — e.g. to recognize patterns in login passwords, or to explore how false information spreads on Twitter. Plus Franco Moretti gets a shout-out halfway through.

I might be biased, since I’ve recently started helping to produce this podcast (though not this particular episode), but I think the show is worth checking out in general. Many episodes are relevant to the concerns of our course.