image uploads

Having just finished up a coding bootcamp and trying to build some web apps myself, I realize how many of the features on the internet I take for granted. Take for example, the ability to upload an image. Before I started coding, I just clicked the button and didn’t think twice, kinda like how most people don’t think twice when they flush a toilet. It wasn’t until I had to implement an Image upload feature on one of my projects that I had to really understand the mechanisms behind how it worked.

Our project required a basic profile page, a…


AF 447

When we were asked to come up with a project idea for our Advanced Data visualization studio class, I knew I wanted to tackle a project that was about aviation. I have always admired and been in awe of everything about aviation. I also will say that I have a healthy level of fear for it to. I always wondered how something as big as a plane gets up into the sky and stays there. I decided to document the story of Air France flight 447. …


For the second project in our interactive data visualization class we were tasked with creating a narrative visualization. I ended up explaining the history of the death penalty. Here is how I created that project, from choosing a topic all the way to writing the code.

Step 1: Ideation

There were many topics that were of interest to me for this project. I first wanted to do my project on different types of natural resources and examine where those natural resources came from, and where they are used in our day to day lives. After watching an episode of Dirty Money on how…


There is a scene in Interstellar where Matthew McConaughey’s character, Cooper, is stuck in this five?four? dimension world. In that world he has access to every single day, year, second, millisecond, or literally any unit of time from his life. It was all there in front of him. It was like someone had laid out each moment on a graph and he could see all of it at the same time. Imagine taking that same concept and applying it to sports, specifically Basketball.

When you watch a basketball game, you watch it play by play, quarter by quarter, and minute…

Valliappan Lakshmanan

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