For the Wild Cards Symposium of the MA New Media in Amsterdam, we made this visualization of The Language of New Media, by Lev Manovich. We used a word frequency counter to find out which (relevant) words Manovich uses in his book to explain the language of new media. To this dataset we added the page number on which the word appears first, and an image that represents the word visually.
The Software Studies Initiative released ImagePlot plugin in 2011 for ImageJ software that allows one to explore patterns in large image collections. With use of this software, we made a short visualization of the appearance of the vocabulary of ‘The Language of New Media’.
By: Katía Truijen, Serena Westra, Eva Valkhoff and Sasha Wood