On July 3rd, I was invited to give a talk at Ignite Zurich. If you don’t know the format: it boils down to 20 slides that auto-advance every 15 seconds giving you a total of 5 minutes stage time – pretty intense! I chose to make my talk about some of the research I’ve been doing with … Continue reading Ignite Zurich talk on Informational Magnetism
This article is a re-post of an article that first appeared on www.geo.ebp.ch. Last week I gave a talk at the 8th instalment of the GeoBeer series on EBP’s Zurich-Stadelhofen premises and sponsored by EBP and Crosswind. It was titled State of the Union: Data as Enabling Tech‽ You can check out the whole slidedeck on my private … Continue reading The Data Worker’s Manifesto
Big honour: my interactive visualization Information Imbalance: Africa on Wikipedia for the OII Internet Geographies blog has been featured by Smart Hive under the heading Non-traditional data mapped to geography. Thanks for the mention! Continue reading Wikipedia cartogram mentioned by Smart Hive
I’ve mentioned it before, but now the official links have arrived for my latest work in user-generated content research: Together with Arzu Çöltekin and Gennady Andrienko I have published a paper titled Towards (re)constructing narratives from georeferenced photographs through visual analytics in The Cartographic Journal. You can find this official version here. Similarly, the article Uneven geographies of user-generated … Continue reading First two publications of 2014
My friends and colleagues at the Oxford Internet Institute, Mark Graham and Stefano de Sabbata, are compiling a collection of maps and visualizations at geography.oii.ox.ac.uk that give insight into the contemporary geographies of knowledge:
- Which places are connected with the online world? Which places are participants in the so-called participatory Web?
- Which places are represented in online gazetteers, in online photo repositories, in social networks?
- What places are reported on in traditional newspapers, in online events databases?
- And, most importantly and in completion to all above questions: Which places aren’t?
Wikistream shows you the sometimes immense activity that is going on backstage at Wikipedia. If the overall stream gets too fast to grasp anything (yes, that’s rather commonly the case!), you can filter what is shown to you by country and type of event. Pressing “P” pauses the stream of events. In these days where … Continue reading All the edits, deletions and insertions of Wikipedia in real time? – Voilà!