Monthly Archives for April 2012

Visting Stanford Literary Lab

Franco Moretti‘s work on “distant reading” (or macroanalysis) has been very inspiring as we have explored what kinds of research we can do using the ELMCIP Electronic Literature Knowledge Base, especially his book Graphs, Maps, Trees: Abstract Models for a … Continue reading

28. April 2012 by Jill
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Relationships between nodes in the RoSE project and the ELMCIP Knowledge Base

Today we met with Alan Liu, Rita Raley, Dana Solomon and Lindsay Thomas of the RoSE project at UCSB. RoSE stands for “research-oriented social environment” and, according to the project description, allows “tracking and integrating relations between authors and documents … Continue reading

26. April 2012 by Jill
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Google form fiction (at least, one assumes it is fiction)

A few days ago, I received an odd email, apparently a followup to a first mail that I don’t think I ever received. I almost deleted it instantly as spam, but after a second glance I decided to try that … Continue reading

24. April 2012 by Jill
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Turn your workouts into zombie adventures

I haven’t tried this yet, because I, uh, left my running shoes in Norway, but Zombies, Run is certainly an amazing concept. It’s a running app for your phone that sets you in a story: 100 metres into your run … Continue reading

18. April 2012 by Jill
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A tour of the ELMCIP Electronic Literature Knowledge Base

We’re going to be demoing the ELMCIP Electronic Literature Knowledge Base on our tour of the US, and I’ve mapping some paths through it that demonstrate some of my favourite aspects of the Knowledge Base. The Knowledge Base is a … Continue reading

17. April 2012 by Jill
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US tour for the ELMCIP Electronic Literature Knowledge Base

Tomorrow Scott and I start our seven-university tour with the ELMCIP Electronic Literature Knowledge Base. We’re visiting a string of excellent digital humanities, digital culture and visualization labs in Chicago and California, and are hoping to learn a lot about … Continue reading

16. April 2012 by Jill
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Fitbit as an automated diary

I’ve been using a Fitbit step counter since New Year and have been enjoying the various visualizations it gives me of my days. It provides an interesting form of automated diary of my days. Here, for instance, is last Monday, … Continue reading

13. April 2012 by Jill
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Connecting all your social media to make a scrapbook

After my last post about visualizations of personal data, Guttorm Hveem suggested trying Memolane, a service that gathers all your social media feeds into a scrapbook that you can either keep private or make public. So of course I signed … Continue reading

10. April 2012 by Jill
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Reading old blog posts: cameras on phones will be huge in the future (2003)

Yesterday, Instagram was bought by Facebook for a billion dollars. Me, I just reread a post by Justin Hall from 2003 where he argued that cameras on mobile phones would be huge in the future. We don’t call Facebooking and … Continue reading

10. April 2012 by Jill
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A periodic table of visualization

If you click through to the original of this periodic table of visualization from Visual Literacy, you’ll be able to mouse over each element to see an example of that kind of visualization. (Via Guttorm Hveem)

10. April 2012 by Jill
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