As part of our homework for the Eyeo Festival’s Text Archive and Character workshop we had to download Processing, Python, R, and R Studio. This proved easy enough.
Next, we had some readings about using text as data. One of the readings, Lee Thayer’s Deconstructing Information, reminded me of all the deconstructionism I read at Yale. These always elicit mixed feelings for me: irritation at the difficulty of reading at this density and intrigue at the intellectual challenge. As a result, I drew some interesting phrases forward and made the resultant illustration for the article, a kind of anti-infographic, deliberately dense and not at all informative. My own attempt at showing how deeply misleading we can graph things to be.