The Hobbit

(via the explore-blog:)

An interactive visualization Tolkien’s The Hobbit by Natalia Bilenko and Asako Miyakawa, depicting character interactions and relative emotional context:

A dynamic graph of character relationships displays the evolution of connections between characters throughout the book. Emotional strength and valence of each sentence are shown in a color-coded sentiment plot. Hovering over the sentence bars reveals the text of the original sentences. The emotional path of each character through the book can be traced by clicking on the character names in the graph. This highlights the corresponding sentences in the sentiment plot where that character appears.

Pair with the original literary visualization, Stephanie Posavec’s 2009 visual analysis of Kerouac’s On The Road.

See The Hobbit visualization here:

http://nbilenko.com/projects/hobbit.html

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