PJ Trainor

Data Visualization



Data Visualization

Barsetshire Chronicles

How do themes, concepts, and style develop throughout an entire series?

Here we look at an example in Victorian literature, using word frequencies in Anthony Trollope's Barsetshire Chronicles to track thematic content.

Careers of Directors

Does a director's career path have anything to say about their role as an artist?

Look at the careers of 25 directors, see what they do behind (and in front of) the camera, and how they match up with their peers.

Liberal Arts Education

What does an education look like? Are liberal arts students actually well-rounded?

This demo gives a snapshot of the liberal arts education, showing that these students have diverse and deep academic backgrounds.

One Hundred Years of Solitude

In a novel as complex as this one, you might want some help keeping track of things...

Check out this sketch that marks character appearances and key narrative moments in this legendary work.


I'm a student at Swarthmore College, where I study Mathematics, Economics, and Film and Media Studies. For the past year I've done several projects in data visualization, which I've found to be a natural extension of my fields of study.

Outside of school, I play frisbee for the Swarthmore Earthworms, I write jokes and occasionally perform them at stand-up shows, and I have a particular interest in Latin American literature.

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