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Prezi - The Zooming Presentation Editor. American Memory from the Library of Congress - Home Page. Divided and Conquered: How Multivarious Isolation Is Suppressing Digital Humanities Scholarship. Seadragon and Photosynth demo at TED2007. If you’ve never heard of the TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) Conference, then you haven’t seen anything.

Seadragon and Photosynth demo at TED2007

It’s the equivalent of 100 Steve Jobs keynotes compressed into one conference (without the “Boom!” S) – if you’re interested in the topic, it won’t disappoint. The name doesn’t really catch on as a hip technology conference, but every year, some of the brightest and most entertaining minds come together to talk about how great and grim our world is. Check out this 7-min awe-inspiring documentary about TED. Best of all, it is probably the only conference in the world which offers the best talks available online in fairly high resolution within a reasonable time after the people who’s paid thousands of dollars to see live (Rupert Murdoch, Al Gore, Bill Gates), all under Creative Commons, showing that this isn’t just a conference of smart people, but also a conference hosted by smart people.

Www.hathitrust.org. Discovery. DHO:Discovery enables serendipitous discovery of related knowledge.

Discovery

By allowing for cross-collection browsing and searching we enable you to draw connections between data that would previously have existed in isolated silos of information. The Discovery interface also enables the leverage of advanced data visualisations that can allow for you to visually seek out patterns and linkage between data for further exploration. These visualisations are experimental in nature and by definition. As a result, all features may not work in all browsers. This component of DHO:Discovery is possibly the most exciting component of the website and also the most experimental. We currently provide the following visualisations: Exhibit Visualisations Exhibit visualisations are most useful for exploring one or two collections in greater detail. A visual exploration on mapping complex networks. The Best Tools for Visualization. Visualization is a technique to graphically represent sets of data.

The Best Tools for Visualization

When data is large or abstract, visualization can help make the data easier to read or understand. There are visualization tools for search, music, networks, online communities, and almost anything else you can think of. Whether you want a desktop application or a web-based tool, there are many specific tools are available on the web that let you visualize all kinds of data. Here are some of the best: Visualize Social Networks Last.Forward: Thanks to Last.fm's new widget gallery, you can now explore a wide selection of extras to extend your Last.fm experience. Last Forward Friends Sociomap: Friends Sociomap is another Last.fm tools that generates a map of the music compatibility between you and your Last.fm friends.

Railroaded. The Poetess Archive. Poetry Vizualization Tool in Processing. The visible archive. The preservation of favoured traces. We often think of scientific ideas, such as Darwin's theory of evolution, as fixed notions that are accepted as finished.

the preservation of favoured traces

In fact, Darwin's On the Origin of Species evolved over the course of several editions he wrote, edited, and updated during his lifetime. The first English edition was approximately 150,000 words and the sixth is a much larger 190,000 words. In the changes are refinements and shifts in ideas — whether increasing the weight of a statement, adding details, or even a change in the idea itself. The second edition, for instance, adds a notable “by the Creator” to the closing paragraph, giving greater attribution to a higher power.

In another example, the phrase “survival of the fittest” — usually considered central to the theory and often attributed to Darwin — instead came from British philosopher Herbert Spencer, and didn't appear until the fifth edition of the text. This project is made possible by the hard work of Dr. World. The Atlas of Early Printing - The University Of Iowa Libraries. TEDxJuanDeFuca - Stan Ruecker - Rich Prospect Browsing. Thinkmap Visual Thesaurus - An online thesaurus and dictionary of over 145,000 words that you explore using an interactive map. Many Eyes. Hypercities. University of Guelph Library.