Data Visualizations in Linked Visions with D3.js – Booth 32

nikhil trivedi, Art Institute Chicago, USA, Tina Shah, Art Institute of Chicago, USA

Linked Visions ( is a data visualization that shows a network of relationships within James McNeill Whistler and Theodore Roussel’s circles of collaborators and friends during a crucial period in which they worked. Born from a fork of the Linked Jazz project ( off of GitHub, our project primarily uses the D3 JavaScript library which uses web standards like HTML, CSS and SVG to provide powerful visualization components.

This demonstration will show examples of data visualizations implemented with D3 using public museum data, and an under-the-hood look at the Linked Visions interactive. All code will be made available on GitHub.

Linked Jazz ( shows relationships between hundreds of jazz musicians based on letters that were written to each other

Graphed of the volume of artworks by individual artists in the Tate's collection over time (

Colour Lens ( is an experiment in navigating collections by color