Data Mining the Amazon: American Political Parties and Their CD Recommendations

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  • Art and Spatial Environment

Presentation Title:

  • Data Mining the Amazon: American Political Parties and Their CD Recommendations

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Abstract:

  • Literally applying the phrase “political aesthetics”, I decided to utilize the common distinction of American right-wing conservatives and left-wing liberals to expose what I assumed would be comically contrasting aesthetic sensibilities. I assumed that most people are as opinionated about music as they are about their politics. In other words, linking political books to their CD recommendations, my goal was to find a list of musicians that would best describe each political ideology.

     

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