HCI

Omeka in the Wild: Practicing What We Preach

Crossposted from Iridium Day of DH 2014. Over the past few years, in consultations with a wide variety of projects I have increasingly identified opportunities where Omeka would make an excellent platform for digital curation. However, aside from a few

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Omeka in the Wild: Practicing What We Preach

Crossposted from Iridium Day of DH 2014. Over the past few years, in consultations with a wide variety of projects I have increasingly identified opportunities where Omeka would make an excellent platform for digital curation. However, aside from a few

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A Month with Mango (Windows Phone 7.5)

In an effort to keep my mind open to changing technologies and avoid drinking the Mac Fanboy kool-aid, I have spent the last month using a Nokia Lumia 800 as my primary smartphone. It has been an eye-opening experience and

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A Month with Mango (Windows Phone 7.5)

In an effort to keep my mind open to changing technologies and avoid drinking the Mac Fanboy kool-aid, I have spent the last month using a Nokia Lumia 800 as my primary smartphone. It has been an eye-opening experience and

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Digging into Digging into Data Books: A Couple Choice Volumes for Data Visualisation

Data visualisation has become very vogue in the digital humanities community. Although there have been a scattering of brave practitioners over the past few years, only very recently has this interdisciplinary area started to feature prominently at DH conferences as

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Digging into Digging into Data Books: A Couple Choice Volumes for Data Visualisation

Data visualisation has become very vogue in the digital humanities community. Although there have been a scattering of brave practitioners over the past few years, only very recently has this interdisciplinary area started to feature prominently at DH conferences as

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Of Mice and Me

I feared the trackpad. I am not the biggest fan of the trackpad. I gather that my namesake, the CTO at Synaptics is responsible for some of the biggest breakthroughs as the trackpad gained laptop cred during the 1990’s and

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Of Mice and Me

I feared the trackpad. I am not the biggest fan of the trackpad. I gather that my namesake, the CTO at Synaptics is responsible for some of the biggest breakthroughs as the trackpad gained laptop cred during the 1990’s and

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Open Source Genealogy

I have been searching for ways to improve my genealogical research. I set two specific criteria for my search: A cross-platform browser/editor that uses GEDCOM files natively; A means to share genealogical data in a free and open manner Two

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Open Source Genealogy

I have been searching for ways to improve my genealogical research. I set two specific criteria for my search: A cross-platform browser/editor that uses GEDCOM files natively; A means to share genealogical data in a free and open manner Two

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Going Plazes 2.0

One of the more intriguing social networking applications that I have been enjoying over the last year has been Plazes.com. I blogged about my initial experiences with this spatial addition to the social sphere. Plazes uses your cyberspace IP to

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Going Plazes 2.0

One of the more intriguing social networking applications that I have been enjoying over the last year has been Plazes.com. I blogged about my initial experiences with this spatial addition to the social sphere. Plazes uses your cyberspace IP to

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Putting the Game into Shopping

I observed my first SmackShopping live internet game show today. Building on the last minute bidding fun of eBay, and the social networking/buying power of a large group of committed purchasers, JellyFish offers an intriguing experience. As a semi-standard demand

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Putting the Game into Shopping

I observed my first SmackShopping live internet game show today. Building on the last minute bidding fun of eBay, and the social networking/buying power of a large group of committed purchasers, JellyFish offers an intriguing experience. As a semi-standard demand

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Multi-Touch and Some Other Cool Things

Ok. This guy is into some cool, cool stuff. Jeff Han has a number of very impressive short movies of some of the fascinating prototypes. Not only Multi-Touch (which the iPhone has suddenly become most publicly associated with), but some

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Multi-Touch and Some Other Cool Things

Ok. This guy is into some cool, cool stuff. Jeff Han has a number of very impressive short movies of some of the fascinating prototypes. Not only Multi-Touch (which the iPhone has suddenly become most publicly associated with), but some

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A Fascinating Constellation

This constellation of researchers working in overlapping fields of knowledge, information, software and data visualization is a great jumping off spot.

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A Fascinating Constellation

This constellation of researchers working in overlapping fields of knowledge, information, software and data visualization is a great jumping off spot.

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Do Ten Years Make a Difference?

It is interesting to consider the vastly different (yet similarly targeted) Apple eMate of 1997 and the OLPC pof 2007. Floating about the internet currently is a really cool screen capture of the ‘Sugar’ interface used by the One Laptop

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Do Ten Years Make a Difference?

It is interesting to consider the vastly different (yet similarly targeted) Apple eMate of 1997 and the OLPC pof 2007. Floating about the internet currently is a really cool screen capture of the ‘Sugar’ interface used by the One Laptop

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Respect for Pages

Here’s a thought provoking piece of technology in action…but what is particularly intriguing is that it is replicating the human action of turning pages “so as to avoid having to damage the binding.” It of course begs the question over

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Respect for Pages

Here’s a thought provoking piece of technology in action…but what is particularly intriguing is that it is replicating the human action of turning pages “so as to avoid having to damage the binding.” It of course begs the question over

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Social Lending – Empowerment?

Is this an up and coming phenom? Zopa and Prosper are two two startups offering to bring together borrowers and lenders and offer . The sense of ‘Simness’ (as in simcity/sim this sim that) is an interesting note. … As

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Social Lending – Empowerment?

Is this an up and coming phenom? Zopa and Prosper are two two startups offering to bring together borrowers and lenders and offer . The sense of ‘Simness’ (as in simcity/sim this sim that) is an interesting note. … As

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Sense Candy

Now this is very cool. Was over at the Airbus site after the news came out that they lost the FEDEx order for A380s. Apparently the folks at Airbus have been busy with their virtual cabin tour. If they could

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Sense Candy

Now this is very cool. Was over at the Airbus site after the news came out that they lost the FEDEx order for A380s. Apparently the folks at Airbus have been busy with their virtual cabin tour. If they could

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the Pod Phenomenon Dissected

The iPod remains a pervasive example of a viral epidemic adoption. When did it hit the tipping point? I’ve still got my 1G pod although the battery gave up the ghost a long time ago. It certainly wasn’t in 2001.

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the Pod Phenomenon Dissected

The iPod remains a pervasive example of a viral epidemic adoption. When did it hit the tipping point? I’ve still got my 1G pod although the battery gave up the ghost a long time ago. It certainly wasn’t in 2001.

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Mining Social Networks For Profit

Everyone knows that the value is in the network. SNA is a wonderful tool for academic and I am using it to map my local webs of commerce. The folks at Spoke however are doing this one step better. They

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Mining Social Networks For Profit

Everyone knows that the value is in the network. SNA is a wonderful tool for academic and I am using it to map my local webs of commerce. The folks at Spoke however are doing this one step better. They

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