Cultural Patterns

Sex, Conspiracy, and Video Games: Urban Legends on the Internet

Introduction Urban Legends, or Contemporary Legends, are a type of folklore popularized by Jan Harold Brunvand in his book: The Vanishing Hitchhiker: American Urban Legends & Their Meanings. Urban Legends

Research Proposal on Urban Legends and the Internet

Research Proposal on Urban Legends and the Internet Introduction “Urban Legends” is a genre we often confer to fictional and semi-fictional stories that circulate through modern communities. Generally this describes stories that few people truly believe, but are still told and retold time and time again.

Color Analysis of Bandcamp Album Cover Art

Introduction The internet has allowed any artist to share their work with the world, and in many cases be paid for it. This is mostly a recent development, with the creation of online marketplaces, and patronage services.

Bandcamp Cover Art Preliminary Analysis

Preliminary Analysis This will document the process of doing preliminary analysis on bandcamp album covers. This is part of an ongoing project which can be found here and on github. The goals of this exploration are to look into the viability of using machine learning methods in this setting.

Bandcamp Album Cover Analysis

This is a project to look into the question: How do indie musicians use visual signs to indicate their subgenre? The main functions are in bandcamp_webtools.py, and do basic web scraping.

Bandcamp Album Cover Exploration

This is an ongoing project, full details are availible here and on github How do indie musicians use visual signs to indicate their subgenre? This exploration will work by gathering album covers from bandcamp.