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Bernhard Rieder: 81,498 Words: the Book as Data Object

Bernhard Rieder: 81,498 Words: the Book as Data Object

[This post was originally published on The Unbound Book Conference Blog) The second session of day 1 of the Unbound Book conference – also titled The Unbound Book – was moderated by Geert Lovink, and discussions of what a book becomes once...

The lessons that “teaching” taught me: Following the campaign for the development of the Greek-language Wikipedia, Part II

The truth is that one needs all the support that can get when is called to present an online encyclopedia in front of the so – called Net Gen or Generation Y. I wouldn’t dare to count myself a...
The Online Love Search: Nigerian-Romance-Scam

The Online Love Search: Nigerian-Romance-Scam

Hi And i thank you for this service. I got cault in a scam. i had a good friend that was aware of this site. but i aready tracked the money threw western union that was suposed to go...

Hacking the Bogota Book Fair

I knew that especially Camilo was up to something, though I wasn’t quite sure what it was yet; something with tiles and hacking the Bogota book fair, but the how or what remained in the dark. So driven by...
Data visualizing the story of food and emotion

Data visualizing the story of food and emotion

How do we even begin to visualize and draw connections between the intimately complex relationship that exists between food and emotion? Can we discover patterns amongst global food trends and global emotional trends? Could data visualization help us weave...

A “lazy” Wikipedia. An active community. An interesting story: Following the campaign for the development of the Greek-language Wikipedia, Part I

In the first 10 years of its existence, Wikipedia, this unusual “experiment” as it used to be called, has evolved into the world’s greatest reference source. Far more than that however, Wikipedia’s most surprising achievement is that it turned...
How to make beautiful music (audibly & visually) without being a musician

How to make beautiful music (audibly & visually) without being a musician

Composing and representing music visually has traditionally been through music notation. Using a 5 lined “staff” or “stave” as a framework, black circles with lines are drawn to represent pitch and length of notes with other markings such as...
Shanzhai Factory Life

Shanzhai Factory Life

One of the things that I really wanted to do in Shenzhen aside from sightseeing was to visit a factory where they produce electronics. Quickly I found out that factories in general are not too eager on letting in...
Show me the Data 2011

Show me the Data 2011

Show me the Data 2011 A presentations of six multidisciplinary data visualization projects developed by Master students of the University of Amsterdam (Media Studies and Computer Science)  and the Utrecht Graduate School of Visual Art and Design.
Sciencemappr: Some dataset related implications

Sciencemappr: Some dataset related implications

In my previous blogpost I posed some questions concerning the visualization project I am currently working on. The purpose of the project is to visualize global scientific interest for human rights issues and the emergence and disappearance of scientific...

Getting data, sharing data and raising political awareness.

Using vision to amplify cognition. According to the Light Switch Theory, vision appeared on Earth around 543 million years ago and triggered the Cambrian explosion (evolution’s Big Bang). Before that none of the living entities could see and relied to...

The Online Love Search: cash, credit or no love?

“Register now and  find the man of your heart’s desire within less than half an hour” or  “  Everyone deserves a loving other half, take our personality test and find your match ”  or  “ Looking for the right...
Data visualization and story telling

Data visualization and story telling

For as long as people have been around, the have used stories to share information, cultural values and experience. Most of the times this is done orally, but even in ancient times, mankind created drawings to visualize their information....
Interactivity in the Online Graphics of The New York Times and The Guardian

Interactivity in the Online Graphics of The New York Times and The Guardian

Almost every story a journalist writes contains the five W’s: who, what, where, why, when. However, in the last two decades the journalistic profession and it’s employer were forced to make some new transformations. These changes have been caused...

Live Transmission of Labour Day in Bogota

I attended the processions of 1 May (Labour day) in Colombia. The idea was as follows: At 8 AM, we would all gather on the square to set up the installation, DJ turntables, waterproof tent (it rains a lot),...
A Question of Data/Art

A Question of Data/Art

A question of data/art* *delete as necessary A  well known problem of data visualization is according to Lev Manovich that “people intuitively identify visualizations as infovis even though they consist not from vector elements but from media text or...
Sciencemappr: Trying to unleash the hypertextual potential of the Web

Sciencemappr: Trying to unleash the hypertextual potential of the Web

Last week I already pointed out the amazing significance and potential of the Internet to organize, structure and index all knowledge gathered across the globe. Rather than an indirect library of indexes and references, the web is equipped with...
Visualizing Political Chatter

Visualizing Political Chatter

With regards to political campaigns, the Internet has attracted the attention of politicians, researchers and the general public. During the last years the medium has developed into one of the most important – if not the most important –...
Narrative Structures in Data Visualizations to Improve Storytelling

Narrative Structures in Data Visualizations to Improve Storytelling

Interactive data visualization has emerged as a complete new field within journalism. Large editorials like The New York Times, The Guardian, the Economist, the Washington Post all have special teams dedicated to data visualizations only. However, in the recent...

Data Visualization and News

In my last writing “Data Visualization and Political Election” I have portrayed the historical significance of data visualization analyzing political elections. Political elections has a huge historical significance which involves sociological context, cultural context or even economical context as Bernhard...

Why Twitter can be the Next Big Thing in Scientific Collaboration

Introduction Imagine yourself in the following situation: You, a scientist pur sang, are busy researching and analyzing A and you are having doubts about the values in the model, suspecting a technical error. Without hesitation, you compose a tweet...
Biomapping

Biomapping

In my last blog post I explored the notion that information visualization is not merely a tool, or art, or an agent of clarity but also has the capacity to generate emotion in users and arguably, become a player...
History of electro, metal and jazz through visualization

History of electro, metal and jazz through visualization

This idea of mapping music visualizations as a means of discovery is something that I have previously touched on.  In looking at examples of music visualizations that have bore applications, something that I find particularly interesting is that some...
Scientific Visualization: how to let the brain understand that it sees itself?

Scientific Visualization: how to let the brain understand that it sees itself?

Abstract: Scientific visualizations are part of the branch of data visualization. They primarily show 3D models of natural phenomena. Scientific visualizations are under-represented compared to information visualization (the other part of data visualization). Time to take a closer look...