TEXASMUSICVIZ: Music, Data, and Storytelling
Project Director: Cindy Royal, Associate Professor, School of Journalism and Mass Communication, Texas State University
Collaborators: Apan Qasem, Associate Professor, Computer Science, Texas State University
Community Partners: Texas Music Magazine
Funding Organization: Online News Association Challenge Fund
Award Amount: $35,000
TexasMusicViz will combine data visualization and application development to tell important stories as they relate to music. Music can be integral to a community, not only reflecting entertainment, but also history, economics, culture and social interaction.
Using alternative methods to tell stories can uncover unheard voices and untold tales. By using data and application development, new and important ways to tell stories will be uncovered relating to music in the community. The project will further shed light on how to engage the community and will demonstrate how these topics should be integrated into curriculum.