Materials and Resources for the "Data Audioization/Sonification" session at SRCCON 2015.

Dataset 1

TThis dataset, from Popup Archive's podcast transcription tool, contains the weekly number of mentions of real and fictional people (i.e. Don Draper, Terry Gross) in the top performing podcasts for February 2015 through June 2015.

The datafile is called popupArchiveData.csv.

The file has the following structure:

Variable Definition
name The person's first and last name
mentions The number of mentions in a given week
week The week, in format YYYY-MM-DD (i.e. 2015-03-29)

The data was compiled by Shindo Strzelczyk of Popup Archive.

Dataset 2

This data is from FiveThirtyEight, and was originally published in their GitHub repo and used for Walt Hickey's article, "Comic Books Are Still Made By Men, For Men And About Men."

The original data set was published under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Here are the data notes from FiveThirtyEight:

The raw data behind the story Comic Books Are Still Made By Men, For Men And About Men.

The data comes from Marvel Wikia and DC Wikia. Characters were scraped on August 24. Appearance counts were scraped on September 2. The month and year of the first issue each character appeared in was pulled on October 6.

The data is split into two files, for DC and Marvel, respectively: dc-wikia-data.csv and marvel-wikia-data.csv. Each file has the following variables:

Variable Definition
page_id The unique identifier for that characters page within the wikia
name The name of the character
urlslug The unique url within the wikia that takes you to the character
ID The identity status of the character (Secret Identity, Public identity, [on marvel only: No Dual Identity])
ALIGN If the character is Good, Bad or Neutral
EYE Eye color of the character
HAIR Hair color of the character
SEX Sex of the character (e.g. Male, Female, etc.)
GSM If the character is a gender or sexual minority (e.g. Homosexual characters, bisexual characters)
ALIVE If the character is alive or deceased
APPEARANCES The number of appareances of the character in comic books (as of Sep. 2, 2014. Number will become increasingly out of date as time goes on.)
FIRST APPEARANCE The month and year of the character's first appearance in a comic book, if available
YEAR The year of the character's first appearance in a comic book, if available