Hampton is a multi-disciplinary researcher and artist based out of the US South. He has worked on issues pertaining to Syria, Ireland, and US militias. He has made maps, analyzed conflicts, and explored the culture of struggle. Hampton has illustrated a book on Farsi language acquisition, hung his collage art in galleries, and doodles comic book material nearly every day.
Hopefully, this site can help untangle some of these disparate interests Hampton has continued to pursue and you’ll be able to find the information for which you are visiting this site.
Data Work – Examples of Visualizations and Explorations
I work very closely with data, its analyses, and the visualizations of what can be gleaned from it. Here are some examples of this published across the web.
Social network analysis is a favorite tool of mine because of how illustrative it can be of the connectedness or sparseness of networks. Here are a few samples of SNA work done in Kumu for the MilitiaWatch blog. Included here are analysis-focused uses of the platform (first picture) and visualization-focused uses of the platform (second picture). Not pictured are similar studies conducted in Gephi, which isn’t included due to its primary use as an analytical tool within my workflow.
Syria Conflict Mapping Project (sample)
From 2015 through 2018 I worked as a researcher at The Carter Center’s Syria Conflict Mapping Project, where I drafted weekly and episodic reports that featured maps and other visuals. Here are some samples from that time period.
All visuals can be expanded with a click, and have a description with source links over them.