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Temporary Objects with Permanent Impact: Ephemera at the Smithsonian

In collaboration with the Smithsonian, this visualization aims to showcase the diverse topics annotated within the Smithsonian's activist and ephemera archives. Each artifact's title is positioned to the left of the chord chart, while the corresponding topics they are tagged with are displayed on the right. This setup enables users to explore the chord graph dynamically by hovering over a specific topic, such as 'black power,' and instantly view the array of artifacts associated with that theme. Similarly, users can hover over an individual title on the left to discern the topics categorized under that particular artifact, facilitating a comprehensive understanding of the archive's contents.

What I Used

  • D3.js
  • Bootstrap.js
  • jQuery
  • Data Source: Smithsonian Open Access