Ed Note: This is a guest blog post from one of our favorite Silk users. If you have an editorial site or project that you think could use a data component, ask us to help!
Greetings from a fellow Silk User! My name is Jeremy Fiebig. I’m the Editor-in-Chief for The Shakespeare Standard (@shakestandard), a blog and news site devoted to seeing Shakespeare at work and at play. We feature news, interviews, and commentary from Shakespeare makers, scholars, teachers, and fans worldwide. We celebrate Shakespeare in performance, scholarship, and education and demonstrate that Shakespeare is alive and well in the theatres and classrooms.
Today we are debuting a project we’ve been working on with Silk.co that we’re calling “Shakespeare’s Data.” Shakespeare’s Data is built on Silk’s incredible system for interlinking and visualizing data. In our particular application, we’ve focused primarily on data about Shakespeare’s plays, their characters, and his famous sonnets.
Shakespeare’s Data enables users to dig deep into information about the plays and characters. From comparing publication dates to determining which character has the highest percentage of speeches in a given play, Shakespeare’s Data is an exceptional tool for visualizing Shakespeare’s works.
We’ve been working with the wonderful team at Silk for the past few months to bring you this great resource and are excited to share it with you. More importantly, we are excited to continue developing Shakespeare’s Data to provide even richer data and resources to users. Over the next few weeks and months, we’ll be working actively with Shakespeare’s Data to share insightful data and visualizations across our site and in social media, and we’ll be strengthening and developing the available resources found within Shakespeare’s Data.
We look forward to seeing how our users can benefit from access to such an enriching tool and hope the Silk Community enjoys our site and Shakespeare’s Data.