With my AR fieldwork complete, I’ve moved onto to look at a very different exhibition at National Museum Cardiff. This summer’s special exhibition is dedicated to the biology, beauty, and conservation of snakes.
In addition to a stunning Burmese python skeleton, interactive displays, a bounty of snake facts, there are also five live snakes, including a boa constrictor and a royal python.
For me, this an opportunity to look at a different type of display – specifically one that deals with natural history collections. I’ll be exploring how visitors feel in relation to aspects of the natural world and one of its most misunderstood creatures.
I’ve spent a good chunk of the past couple of years learning how to manipulate psychophysiological data in Python. This has been very satisfying (when it worked) and pretty compelling (when it didn’t). I’m now at the stage where I’ve written the code I need to do the bulk of my data analysis.
Learning a coding language had opened up so many potential routes for my data. I’m still a novice routed firmly in the data analysis camp but it’s turned things which might have been clunky (and in some cases impossible) processes in SPSS into beautifully clean and simple ways to manage large data sets.