Info Architecture

Using Onodo to Learn Network Analysis and Visualisation

During our seminar on Network Analysis and Visualisation in DH6010/6019 this past semester as a group we enjoyed a case study involving network analysis of the Star Wars characters presented by Evelina Gabasova (http://evelinag.com/blog/2016/01-25-social-network-force-awakens/index.html#.V7Mn5WXi-f4). She does a superb job of combining analysis, explaining her

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Using Onodo to Learn Network Analysis and Visualisation

During our seminar on Network Analysis and Visualisation in DH6010/6019 this past semester as a group we enjoyed a case study involving network analysis of the Star Wars characters presented by Evelina Gabasova (http://evelinag.com/blog/2016/01-25-social-network-force-awakens/index.html#.V7Mn5WXi-f4). She does a superb job of combining analysis, explaining her

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Using Slack for Learning Engagement

Slack is a collaborative commercial messaging platform. It seamlessly organises communications and encourages informal discussions beyond the use of email or rigid discussion forums. Slack’s approach is characterised by the use of themed discussion channels that group users and subjects by content and

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Using Slack for Learning Engagement

Slack is a collaborative commercial messaging platform. It seamlessly organises communications and encourages informal discussions beyond the use of email or rigid discussion forums. Slack’s approach is characterised by the use of themed discussion channels that group users and subjects by content and

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Telling Digital Stories with StoryMapJS

The bank holiday affords the luxury of playing around with all the little bits of code and technology that one saves for that oft too often mythical ‘later’. I found a bit of later today and decided to try out

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Telling Digital Stories with StoryMapJS

The bank holiday affords the luxury of playing around with all the little bits of code and technology that one saves for that oft too often mythical ‘later’. I found a bit of later today and decided to try out

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Taming Bad Data

A great concept for a book. In this day and age as we seem to be increasingly engaging with things we call datasets, engaging in challenges to make sense of big data and engaging with one another around stuff we

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Taming Bad Data

A great concept for a book. In this day and age as we seem to be increasingly engaging with things we call datasets, engaging in challenges to make sense of big data and engaging with one another around stuff we

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The Europeana Data Exchange Agreement and Irish Cultural Institutions

I had the privilege of chairing a symposium organized by the Irish Manuscript Commission which invited participants from a variety of Irish cultural institutions to discuss issues arising from the new Europeana Data Exchange Agreement. Presentations from Jill Cousins, Director

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The Europeana Data Exchange Agreement and Irish Cultural Institutions

I had the privilege of chairing a symposium organized by the Irish Manuscript Commission which invited participants from a variety of Irish cultural institutions to discuss issues arising from the new Europeana Data Exchange Agreement. Presentations from Jill Cousins, Director

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Information Diet by Clay Johnson

The premise of the Information Diet by Clay Johnson is: ‘What if we started managing our information consumption like we managed our food consumption?’ And so it begins. This is a fascinating book framed as an open discussion in which

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Information Diet by Clay Johnson

The premise of the Information Diet by Clay Johnson is: ‘What if we started managing our information consumption like we managed our food consumption?’ And so it begins. This is a fascinating book framed as an open discussion in which

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Big Data Glossary by Pete Warden

The *Big* Data Glossary is actually a relatively *short* book, best enjoyed as an eBook in my estimation. This volume is similar to a number of recent releases from O’Reilly that have moved from being deep and comprehensive to providing

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Big Data Glossary by Pete Warden

The *Big* Data Glossary is actually a relatively *short* book, best enjoyed as an eBook in my estimation. This volume is similar to a number of recent releases from O’Reilly that have moved from being deep and comprehensive to providing

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DIY Bookbinding by Brian Sawyer

What a wonderful excursion down a great project! A lovely, short, step-by-step brief, DIY Bookbinding by Brian Sawyer inspires the reader to attempt their own bookbinding project. Although only 32 pages in length, the author makes the process of binding

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DIY Bookbinding by Brian Sawyer

What a wonderful excursion down a great project! A lovely, short, step-by-step brief, DIY Bookbinding by Brian Sawyer inspires the reader to attempt their own bookbinding project. Although only 32 pages in length, the author makes the process of binding

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infostripe: Rich Barcodes for Your Online Self

I was intrigued by an offhand reference to a ‘neat new service’ and consequently poked into infostripe. It’s a consolidated touchpoint for sharing your social media participation and identities in a compact and dynamic manner. Similar to some extent to

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infostripe: Rich Barcodes for Your Online Self

I was intrigued by an offhand reference to a ‘neat new service’ and consequently poked into infostripe. It’s a consolidated touchpoint for sharing your social media participation and identities in a compact and dynamic manner. Similar to some extent to

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R Recipes: A Cookbook For Data Analysis and Visualisation

The R Cookbook by Paul Teetor is a solid addition to the well-respected series. Teetor provides a rich collection of useful examples written in the proven method and covering everything from installing, configuring and running R to carrying out sophisticated

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R Recipes: A Cookbook For Data Analysis and Visualisation

The R Cookbook by Paul Teetor is a solid addition to the well-respected series. Teetor provides a rich collection of useful examples written in the proven method and covering everything from installing, configuring and running R to carrying out sophisticated

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The Art of Community by Jono Bacon

In The Art of Community, Jono Bacon tackles the task of explaining how to attract, build and maintain productive collaborative online communities. Bacon has had impressive credentials to author such a book and draws from his experience skillfully. With over

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The Art of Community by Jono Bacon

In The Art of Community, Jono Bacon tackles the task of explaining how to attract, build and maintain productive collaborative online communities. Bacon has had impressive credentials to author such a book and draws from his experience skillfully. With over

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Intriguing: Data Visualisation Goes Mainstream

The Map Your Moves Challenge fascinates me. New York’s Public Radio station WNYC has devised a data visualisation challenge for their listeners. Curious about what makes people move from and to their community they polled stories from their listeners and

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Intriguing: Data Visualisation Goes Mainstream

The Map Your Moves Challenge fascinates me. New York’s Public Radio station WNYC has devised a data visualisation challenge for their listeners. Curious about what makes people move from and to their community they polled stories from their listeners 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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Deductive Tourist Traps

Eric Fischer has posted a new series of visualisations ‘Locals and Tourists‘ depicting the location of photos taken in urban areas around the world. In this series he attempts to distinguish between those taken by tourists (people who seem to

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Deductive Tourist Traps

Eric Fischer has posted a new series of visualisations ‘Locals and Tourists‘ depicting the location of photos taken in urban areas around the world. In this series he attempts to distinguish between those taken by tourists (people who seem to

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Mashing Without Code

It’s got a great search engine, and it will map your selections on a rental by rental basis, or will present all (unfiltered) listings in the area of the listing you have chosen. … : Daft.ie for data Dapper.com to create a dymanic RSS feed Yahoo Pipes to geocode and output a further feed Yahoo Maps because that’s what Pipes works with The first step is to construct the target properties from daft.ie. … Viewing the My Daft page then provides non-paged view of your properties and gives the data (albeit in a relatively unstructured form) needed to build a custom feed from.

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Mashing Without Code

It’s got a great search engine, and it will map your selections on a rental by rental basis, or will present all (unfiltered) listings in the area of the listing you have chosen. … : Daft.ie for data Dapper.com to create a dymanic RSS feed Yahoo Pipes to geocode and output a further feed Yahoo Maps because that’s what Pipes works with The first step is to construct the target properties from daft.ie. … Viewing the My Daft page then provides non-paged view of your properties and gives the data (albeit in a relatively unstructured form) needed to build a custom feed from.

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Comparing Word Clouds

Taking a look at a chart of common words and their frequency of use is a first attempt at this. tapor.jpg A similar chart was created showing me words that appeared only in one or the another and I was immediately struck by the fact that campus didn’t occur at all in the McMaster announcement, where it was the most frequent word at Guelph. … By choosing to upload only the text of the announcements themselves (And thus help the tool know just what is important to me) I can get the results I want to consider. tapor2.jpg Voila! … I want to consider this further, but I am far more a visual thinker, and while these bar charts are pleasing, and take a wealth of data and distill it to a very nice summary, I want to take it one step further.

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Comparing Word Clouds

Taking a look at a chart of common words and their frequency of use is a first attempt at this. tapor.jpg A similar chart was created showing me words that appeared only in one or the another and I was immediately struck by the fact that campus didn’t occur at all in the McMaster announcement, where it was the most frequent word at Guelph. … By choosing to upload only the text of the announcements themselves (And thus help the tool know just what is important to me) I can get the results I want to consider. tapor2.jpg Voila! … I want to consider this further, but I am far more a visual thinker, and while these bar charts are pleasing, and take a wealth of data and distill it to a very nice summary, I want to take it one step further.

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Keeping a Few Social Network Tools in Your Kitbag

However, as I laid out the map, I was in manual mode and although aided by the visual, the growing complexity of the chart suggested that my free-form approach had really skipped the possibility that all this wonderful graph theory that I am vaguely aware of might actually have a role to play. … The resulting list in DOT looked something like this: digraph unix { node [shape=rectangle, color=orange, style=filled]; “Ulster Unionist Party (UUP) 1921-1972” -> “Unionist Party of Northern Ireland (UPNI) 1974 – 1981” ; “Ulster Unionist Party (UUP) 1921-1972” -> “Alliance Party of Northern Ireland (APNI) 1974 – 1981”; “Ulster Unionist Party (UUP) 1921-1972” -> “Protestant Unionist Party (PUP) 1960s – 1971” ; “Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF) 1966 -” -> “Shankhill Defense Association (SDA) 1969 -” ; “Ulster Loyalist Central Co-ordinating Committee (1974 -)” -> “Ulster Special Constabulary Association (USCA)” ; “Ulster Loyalist Central Co-ordinating Committee (1974 -)” -> “Ulster Volunteer Service Corps (UVSC)” ; } A simple start and as you can see, DOT is not too complex. … In a perfect world, this would actually be applicable to my dissertation work as well, as opposed to squirreling away a few precious hours of time I should be spending on writing about Canadian tavernkeepers ;-) Hopefully this provides a little bit of insight a to what tools are easily accessible to take relationships and represent them visually – tools which don’t demand that you learn the finer points of graph theory, but do in fact allow you leverage them to appreciate the intricacies of large social networks.

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Keeping a Few Social Network Tools in Your Kitbag

However, as I laid out the map, I was in manual mode and although aided by the visual, the growing complexity of the chart suggested that my free-form approach had really skipped the possibility that all this wonderful graph theory that I am vaguely aware of might actually have a role to play. … The resulting list in DOT looked something like this: digraph unix { node [shape=rectangle, color=orange, style=filled]; “Ulster Unionist Party (UUP) 1921-1972” -> “Unionist Party of Northern Ireland (UPNI) 1974 – 1981” ; “Ulster Unionist Party (UUP) 1921-1972” -> “Alliance Party of Northern Ireland (APNI) 1974 – 1981”; “Ulster Unionist Party (UUP) 1921-1972” -> “Protestant Unionist Party (PUP) 1960s – 1971” ; “Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF) 1966 -” -> “Shankhill Defense Association (SDA) 1969 -” ; “Ulster Loyalist Central Co-ordinating Committee (1974 -)” -> “Ulster Special Constabulary Association (USCA)” ; “Ulster Loyalist Central Co-ordinating Committee (1974 -)” -> “Ulster Volunteer Service Corps (UVSC)” ; } A simple start and as you can see, DOT is not too complex. … In a perfect world, this would actually be applicable to my dissertation work as well, as opposed to squirreling away a few precious hours of time I should be spending on writing about Canadian tavernkeepers ;-) Hopefully this provides a little bit of insight a to what tools are easily accessible to take relationships and represent them visually – tools which don’t demand that you learn the finer points of graph theory, but do in fact allow you leverage them to appreciate the intricacies of large social networks.

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Noise in the Bloggosphere

As I read through my RSS feeds in Google Reader today, I was once again struck by the increasing number of familiar headlines. By this I don’t mean similar themes continue to be explored (although true – Hilary is clearly

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Noise in the Bloggosphere

As I read through my RSS feeds in Google Reader today, I was once again struck by the increasing number of familiar headlines. By this I don’t mean similar themes continue to be explored (although true – Hilary is clearly

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iSync: Slow Sync but Steady Progress

One of the things that makes OSX such a compelling choice for day to day computing is the consistency of interface between applications and their ability to share information…not just data, but contexts and preferences and thus recognition and adaptability to user peculiarities that anthropomophise the laptop.

…It used to be sync’d daily with Outlook using XXX, but it has more lately been used for a particularly addictive little game that is useful when sitting waiting for an appointment or other short delays.

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iSync: Slow Sync but Steady Progress

One of the things that makes OSX such a compelling choice for day to day computing is the consistency of interface between applications and their ability to share information…not just data, but contexts and preferences and thus recognition and adaptability to user peculiarities that anthropomophise the laptop.

…It used to be sync’d daily with Outlook using XXX, but it has more lately been used for a particularly addictive little game that is useful when sitting waiting for an appointment or other short delays.

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Semantic Tuesdays

Reuters released the API for their Calais web service last week. I dabbled with it quickly last week, and then was reminded about it earlier today. I took a closer look and come away very impressed and thoughtful about the

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Semantic Tuesdays

Reuters released the API for their Calais web service last week. I dabbled with it quickly last week, and then was reminded about it earlier today. I took a closer look and come away very impressed and thoughtful about the

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Eyes and Ears on Site

Information Aesthetics, a consistently clickable and notable blog, has Fernanda Viégas reporting back from the InfoVis Conference in Sacramento this week. She has posted a great summary of the keynote address by Matthew Ericson. Brent Fitzgerald blogged yesterday about the

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Eyes and Ears on Site

Information Aesthetics, a consistently clickable and notable blog, has Fernanda Viégas reporting back from the InfoVis Conference in Sacramento this week. She has posted a great summary of the keynote address by Matthew Ericson. Brent Fitzgerald blogged yesterday about the

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Taming the RSS Beast

Check out AideRSS – an exciting new tool to help manage information overload. It takes your existing RSS feeds, ranks posts and returns a list weighted by perceived quality. Wonderful paradigm shifting technologies are supposed to streamline our lives and

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Taming the RSS Beast

Check out AideRSS – an exciting new tool to help manage information overload. It takes your existing RSS feeds, ranks posts and returns a list weighted by perceived quality. Wonderful paradigm shifting technologies are supposed to streamline our lives and

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Social Confusion?

Tim O’Reilly’s keynote at the Graphing Social Patterns conference seems to have readily accepted the term ‘Social Graph‘, recently applied by Mark Zuckerberg to his FaceBook service. Reading Sean Ammirati’s coverage of the talk reminded me of my own reservations

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Social Confusion?

Tim O’Reilly’s keynote at the Graphing Social Patterns conference seems to have readily accepted the term ‘Social Graph‘, recently applied by Mark Zuckerberg to his FaceBook service. Reading Sean Ammirati’s coverage of the talk reminded me of my own reservations

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A Tiddly for your Notes

I seem to have been posting much on the subject of note-taking as of late. It’s the seasonal thing. What I suddenly realized amongst my plaudits for techniques and for tools was a gem of a concept that Geoffrey and

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A Tiddly for your Notes

I seem to have been posting much on the subject of note-taking as of late. It’s the seasonal thing. What I suddenly realized amongst my plaudits for techniques and for tools was a gem of a concept that Geoffrey and

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Minding the Gap

Jim Pickworth pointed me to Hans Rosling’s series of TED talks. Clearly I have been sleeping and missed pointers to these in the past. Hans Rosling is an amazingly dynamic and fluid presenter who has embarked on a mission of

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Minding the Gap

Jim Pickworth pointed me to Hans Rosling’s series of TED talks. Clearly I have been sleeping and missed pointers to these in the past. Hans Rosling is an amazingly dynamic and fluid presenter who has embarked on a mission of

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Luxuriating in the Complex

I attended a wildly animated, wonderfully amusing and thought provoking keynote talk by David Weinberger entitled ’The Business of the Miscellaneous’ at the Annual General Meeting of the CIRA this afternoon. Weinberger claims that society has solved the threat posed

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Luxuriating in the Complex

I attended a wildly animated, wonderfully amusing and thought provoking keynote talk by David Weinberger entitled ’The Business of the Miscellaneous’ at the Annual General Meeting of the CIRA this afternoon. Weinberger claims that society has solved the threat posed

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How Canadian Voters Cope with Crises

Apparently, when the going gets tough, Canadians turn to lawyers. I have semi-arbitrarily qualified the two world wars as national crises (yes, we could argue over what other crises may well have faced the nation, but for sake of simple

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How Canadian Voters Cope with Crises

Apparently, when the going gets tough, Canadians turn to lawyers. I have semi-arbitrarily qualified the two world wars as national crises (yes, we could argue over what other crises may well have faced the nation, but for sake of simple

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Extending Firefox

I don’t normally blog about Firefox extensions. I have far too many installed, but this latest one is something that should have been a part of Firefox on install. If you are running Firefox, you owe yourself to test this

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Extending Firefox

I don’t normally blog about Firefox extensions. I have far too many installed, but this latest one is something that should have been a part of Firefox on install. If you are running Firefox, you owe yourself to test this

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Medieval Crime and the Modern Database

I attended a great talk by Steven Bednarski of St. Jerome’s University today. His CV lists UQAM, York, Toronto as places of experience. His framing question today: How does a social historian make use of a research database? Bednarski explains

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Medieval Crime and the Modern Database

I attended a great talk by Steven Bednarski of St. Jerome’s University today. His CV lists UQAM, York, Toronto as places of experience. His framing question today: How does a social historian make use of a research database? Bednarski explains

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Pull to Push and Back to Pull Again

The Blackberry was cool because it brought us push versus pull email…realistically RIM was doing the pulling for you and pushing it to you. As an email notification popped up as I was trolling through my RSS feeds, it suddenly

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Pull to Push and Back to Pull Again

The Blackberry was cool because it brought us push versus pull email…realistically RIM was doing the pulling for you and pushing it to you. As an email notification popped up as I was trolling through my RSS feeds, it suddenly

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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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Realtime Mashup

This one could also be called…another great time waster…but it is well done. FlickrVision uses streaming photo posts from Flickr that have locational references. It displays geo-referenced popups of the images as they are posted to Flickr. Hovering over a

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Realtime Mashup

This one could also be called…another great time waster…but it is well done. FlickrVision uses streaming photo posts from Flickr that have locational references. It displays geo-referenced popups of the images as they are posted to Flickr. Hovering over a

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Google Quick Visualization for Historians

A year ago I wrote a recipe for the TAPoR project to demonstrate a way for historians to utilize text analysis tools to plumb historical data from Google. In the recipe a user aggregated search results from Google and used

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Google Quick Visualization for Historians

A year ago I wrote a recipe for the TAPoR project to demonstrate a way for historians to utilize text analysis tools to plumb historical data from Google. In the recipe a user aggregated search results from Google and used

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Open Testing 2.0

Tangler offers an innovative approach to open testing of online products. A combination of instant messaging and real-time forums, Tangler provides a repository of joinable discussions and archives discussions for reference. The site seems geared towards testing of new products

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Open Testing 2.0

Tangler offers an innovative approach to open testing of online products. A combination of instant messaging and real-time forums, Tangler provides a repository of joinable discussions and archives discussions for reference. The site seems geared towards testing of new products

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Guelph Memory

A great online historical tour of the University of Guelph campus is now available. It doesn’t feature whizzbang flash effects or implement AJAX functionality. Instead, it delivers a smooth and effective tour in a simple and compelling fashion with simple

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Guelph Memory

A great online historical tour of the University of Guelph campus is now available. It doesn’t feature whizzbang flash effects or implement AJAX functionality. Instead, it delivers a smooth and effective tour in a simple and compelling fashion with simple

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RSS Explained Making the Rounds

The folks at CommonCraft have put together an awesome little video. It explains, as simply as is possible, how RSS works, why its something of value to to you and how you can go about hooking yourself up. The short

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RSS Explained Making the Rounds

The folks at CommonCraft have put together an awesome little video. It explains, as simply as is possible, how RSS works, why its something of value to to you and how you can go about hooking yourself up. The short

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Pushing the Wiki Space

My attention was drawn to a new Fortune Magazine initiative called the Corporate Org Chart Wiki. It bills itself as in early beta and clearly experimental. It claims to seek to ‘tap the collective knowledge’ of the community and to

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Pushing the Wiki Space

My attention was drawn to a new Fortune Magazine initiative called the Corporate Org Chart Wiki. It bills itself as in early beta and clearly experimental. It claims to seek to ‘tap the collective knowledge’ of the community and to

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Speaking of del.icio.us…

Del.icio.us have finally released their new

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Speaking of del.icio.us…

Del.icio.us have finally released their new

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Points to Ponder

There’s an interesting short article on Low-End Mac about how the author uses an Apple Lisa for his writing tasks. He cites the fact that he can turn it off and resume exactly where he was by turning it back

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Points to Ponder

There’s an interesting short article on Low-End Mac about how the author uses an Apple Lisa for his writing tasks. He cites the fact that he can turn it off and resume exactly where he was by turning it back

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Exhibit Keeps Getting Better

I have mentioned the Exhibit project out of the Semantic Interoperability of Metadata and Information in unLike Enviroments (SIMILE) lab at MIT. Their Timeline project was one that I immediately was interested in. It takes and XML of JSON feed

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Exhibit Keeps Getting Better

I have mentioned the Exhibit project out of the Semantic Interoperability of Metadata and Information in unLike Enviroments (SIMILE) lab at MIT. Their Timeline project was one that I immediately was interested in. It takes and XML of JSON feed

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Something New

Am trying out the Plazes service. I am still plugging away with it, but from what I can share, it has found me and I am here: Download Flash plugin There you go. Have embedded same in my header, but

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Something New

Am trying out the Plazes service. I am still plugging away with it, but from what I can share, it has found me and I am here: Download Flash plugin There you go. Have embedded same in my header, but

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Acronym Overload

In the process of doing some a quick market survey I was struck by the tendency of some software publishers to coin unique acronyms to establish their technological credentials. To be honest I am not unfamiliar with this process and

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Acronym Overload

In the process of doing some a quick market survey I was struck by the tendency of some software publishers to coin unique acronyms to establish their technological credentials. To be honest I am not unfamiliar with this process and

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Collaborative Record Matching

I have been of late explores various means for the automated longitudinal matching of census manuscript records. Its a huge challenge and I seem to have spent as much time identifying potential problems as opposed to identifying potential solutions. This

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Collaborative Record Matching

I have been of late explores various means for the automated longitudinal matching of census manuscript records. Its a huge challenge and I seem to have spent as much time identifying potential problems as opposed to identifying potential solutions. This

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Sparklines and Bullet Charts Oh My!

The number of tools, add-ins and routines to generate your own data visualisations seems to be evolving very quickly. I use the single little spark stats WordPress plug-in to keep track of post frequency on Randomosity. when I first was

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Sparklines and Bullet Charts Oh My!

The number of tools, add-ins and routines to generate your own data visualisations seems to be evolving very quickly. I use the single little spark stats WordPress plug-in to keep track of post frequency on Randomosity. when I first was

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Web2.0 More Than Explained

This is one thoughtful piece of webart…if we are considering beautiful evidence…this short video by Michael Wesch gets it very right. Its absolutely brilliant. I am sure its going to start to get some attention over the next few days.

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Web2.0 More Than Explained

This is one thoughtful piece of webart…if we are considering beautiful evidence…this short video by Michael Wesch gets it very right. Its absolutely brilliant. I am sure its going to start to get some attention over the next few days.

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A Real Apple Museum

This guy’s place puts me to shame. Even in my pre-move glory days, my collection was nowhere in the vicinity of this one. For those of you that don’t know I reduced my space when I made the move to

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A Real Apple Museum

This guy’s place puts me to shame. Even in my pre-move glory days, my collection was nowhere in the vicinity of this one. For those of you that don’t know I reduced my space when I made the move to

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Taking Data Visualisation to New Heights

A few weeks ago I blogged about Swivel, a cool place for kids to play with data and comment on others datasets and visualisations. Today Geoffrey blogged about an IBM Alphaworks site that takes this concept in a different direction.

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Taking Data Visualisation to New Heights

A few weeks ago I blogged about Swivel, a cool place for kids to play with data and comment on others datasets and visualisations. Today Geoffrey blogged about an IBM Alphaworks site that takes this concept in a different direction.

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WordPressing

I took the plunge on my research blog and upgraded it from 2.05 –> 2.1 today. So far so good. The other blog is quite a bit simpler and uses far fewer plug-ins, of which I remain trepidatious, but we

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WordPressing

I took the plunge on my research blog and upgraded it from 2.05 –> 2.1 today. So far so good. The other blog is quite a bit simpler and uses far fewer plug-ins, of which I remain trepidatious, but we

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Pulling Places from the Pages

One of the software engineers at Google Book Search has posted examples from his group’s experience in creating their own mashups. They created mashups from the places mentioned in particular books. As he states, he moved to New York and

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Pulling Places from the Pages

One of the software engineers at Google Book Search has posted examples from his group’s experience in creating their own mashups. They created mashups from the places mentioned in particular books. As he states, he moved to New York and

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1891 Census Project Passes Milestone

On Tuesday, I had the pleasure of meeting with Kris Inwood, Director of the 1891 Census Project at the University of Guelph along with his staff at a review of this exciting project. Census project staff have been entering data

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1891 Census Project Passes Milestone

On Tuesday, I had the pleasure of meeting with Kris Inwood, Director of the 1891 Census Project at the University of Guelph along with his staff at a review of this exciting project. Census project staff have been entering data

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Geotagging Just Keeps on Getting Better

The release of Google Earth 4.0 features the addition of Panoramio to their georeference layer. I was using a competing product for geotagging, but the seamless flow between Google Earth and Panoramio intrigued me. After tagging a few pictures in

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Geotagging Just Keeps on Getting Better

The release of Google Earth 4.0 features the addition of Panoramio to their georeference layer. I was using a competing product for geotagging, but the seamless flow between Google Earth and Panoramio intrigued me. After tagging a few pictures in

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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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Privacy Concerns in the 21stC

Another interesting list I came across during the season of listing. This one comes from a bit of a site of paranoia…but maybe we should be afraid :-0. On the upside, this is a list of 13 Easy Ways to

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Privacy Concerns in the 21stC

Another interesting list I came across during the season of listing. This one comes from a bit of a site of paranoia…but maybe we should be afraid :-0. On the upside, this is a list of 13 Easy Ways to

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Bubble Travel

Easily understood representation of the CIA factbook represented in a flash-based relationship browser. Very smooth and intuitively navigable. Relationship Browser from Moritz Stefaner is a very clever and robust implementation of the interactive bubble charts that are all the rage.

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Bubble Travel

Easily understood representation of the CIA factbook represented in a flash-based relationship browser. Very smooth and intuitively navigable. Relationship Browser from Moritz Stefaner is a very clever and robust implementation of the interactive bubble charts that are all the rage.

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Honing Presentation Techniques

It’s always good to be reminded of tips, techniques, both basic and advanced. I was shopping for new remote clicker for my Dad today and so as I am want to do did a quick survey of what the current

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Honing Presentation Techniques

It’s always good to be reminded of tips, techniques, both basic and advanced. I was shopping for new remote clicker for my Dad today and so as I am want to do did a quick survey of what the current

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Speculative Timeline Visualization

On the subject of impressive focus on detail, comes this amusing exercise…Mapping the various timelines in the collection of back to the Future movies to allow for the creation of alternate timelines due to time travel. This Wikipedia entry charts

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Speculative Timeline Visualization

On the subject of impressive focus on detail, comes this amusing exercise…Mapping the various timelines in the collection of back to the Future movies to allow for the creation of alternate timelines due to time travel. This Wikipedia entry charts

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On Notetaking

Caught this article today on Solution Watch wherein the author explores the panoply of ways to manage your personal information. A wonderful collection, but more importanltly a good discussion of the way in which we gather, maintain and retrieve knowledge.

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On Notetaking

Caught this article today on Solution Watch wherein the author explores the panoply of ways to manage your personal information. A wonderful collection, but more importanltly a good discussion of the way in which we gather, maintain and retrieve knowledge.

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