The LA Research Collection
A project that brings quantitative GIS data (demographic statistics) together with qualitative storytelling related to LA’s Historic Filipinotown.
Tool for sampling Twitter data by hashtags.
Radiation fall-out measurements from Fukushima. A project by Yoh Kawano and David Shepard, in collaboration with Niigata University.
Hundreds of historical maps of cities viewable in Google Earth or other geo-browsers (copy and paste the KML network links).
HyperCities: The site
The public HyperCities site – use this link to create projects in HyperCities
Bios for primary authors and “project window” contributors
Tehran Election Protests (2009) by Xarene Eskandar
A day-by-day mapping of the election protests of 2009 using social media and protestor reports.
Mapping Jewish LA
Digital exhibitions on the history of Jewish LA, directed by Todd Presner and curated by Karen Wilson and Caroline Luce.
A Tale of Two Castles by John Maciuika
A comparative architectural and cultural history of New York City’s Castle Clinton and Berlin’s Royal Castle
A 4D project by Gregor Kalas with PI Diane Favro that visualizes statues and inscriptions in the late antique Roman Forum.
Directed by Chris Johanson (UCLA): A Virtual Worlds research project focused on Ancient Rome, built on the Unity Gaming Platform ...
Vancouver: A Study of Modernist Urbanism
By: Rhodri Windsor-Liscombe. A digital companion published in Urban History on the visual discourses of planning in Vancouver, 1945-65
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Inside the Fukushima Evacuation Zone
Video documentation from inside the nuclear evacuation zone, a place where more than 170,000 people were forced to leave.
Photo Mapping of Tohoku, Japan
A photo mapping of the devastated regions of Tohoku Japan (December 2011), by Yoh Kawano and Yugo Shobugawa.
The Berlin Palace and its Reconstructions, 1450-2020
By John Maciuika
HyperCities Construction Kit
Simple demo of an alternative front-end for HyperCities.
The Story of Tranquil_Dragon
A collection of tweets from a single eyewitness, Tranquil Dragon, following the March 11th, 2011, Tohoku Earthquake in Japan.
HyperCities Source Code
Code repository and documentation on GitHub for installing your own HyperCities.
PDub is an innovative youth media + civic engagement program through which local youth create digital content about LA’s Historic Filipinotown.
LA’s Historic Filipinotown
The “Historic Filipinotown” documentary in HyperCities, edited by Reanne Estrada and Mike Blockstein
TEDx UCLA: Can Twitter Save Lives?
In the inaugural TEDx at UCLA, and on the wake of the Japan Disasters of 2011, Kawano speaks on the ...
Twitter Hashtag Graphs of the Arab Spring
Network visualizations by David Shepard of hashtags used in tweets from the Arab Spring in Egypt and Libya (2011)
Holocaust Survivor Stories
UCLA undergraduate student projects mapping the lives of Holocaust survivors, edited by Andy Trang and Patrick Tran.
Mapping Twitter in Realtime
Ever wonder what twitter looks like on a map? This web visualization maps twitter in real time.