Word Cloud from ASTR 2015

I created a word cloud from the 300 most common words in the titles of the talks and papers at ASTR this year. I removed the words “theatre” and “performance” as these would have dominated the visualization entirely. There are some really interesting interpretations of this visualization, I believe, and some conclusions to be drawn.

Considering the theme of the conference, the stakes of theatre and performance scholarship, we can see some of the more interesting words emerging from this image:

*) feminist
*) black
*) transnational
*) collaboration
*) digital
*) public
*) labor
*) women