Praxis Research Exchange is an extension of the Praxis mission and philosophy: through sharing writing center-related data we hope to make not only scholarship, but the data upon which scholarship is based, available to all.
We currently host twenty years of data from one of the United States' biggest writing centers, and we are actively soliciting data submissions from the public. You can use the 'submit' button on this page or on the PRX home page to contact the editors of Praxis: A Writing Center Journal, who will work with you to ensure that your data meets our privacy guidelines before it is displayed on PRX.
PRX would like to thank San Francisco artist Eric Fischer for the use of his artwork, which is generated from data having to do with travel and communication. Eric is a former artist-in-residence at the San Francisco exploratorium and his work has been featured in the Museum of Modern Art's 2010 exhibition "Talk To Me," and we believe his work succinctly articulates the complexity, beauty, and importance of data. Praxis spoke with Fischer in 2015, and you can find that interview here.
This image, 'Around,' was uploaded in 2011 and the artist explains that it represents the "50,000 longest point-to-point journeys recorded in pairs of Twitter geotags near the San Francisco Bay Area though October 21, 2011, with routes between endpoints fabricated to try to be far from dense clusters of geotags." Fischer has arranged the image with the longest routes on top to retain image clarity, so Santa Cruz is near the bottom of the image and Sacramento near the top. The PRX home page features "Binary Subdivision of the World,' also from 2011, which divides the world into boxes with an equal number of geotagged tweets.