SNA/New Text Literacies
we are inspiring anthropolgists inspired by what different cultures consider TEXT. In our digital aged society, there are many new ways to communicate, understand and collaborate. Maybe throughout this search we can find and help inovate new processes of horizontal communication via internet creating a world wide web of democracy! Feb 13
This briefing paper is available in digital format only. Download the briefing paper 1 The JISC Developing Digital Literacies Programme promotes the development of coherent, inclusive and holistic institutional strategies for developing digital literacies for all staff and students in UK further and higher education. This briefing paper explores some of the themes that have emerged from the programme.
A belated happy holidays and happy new year to everyone! This year I received a gift that I feel compelled to write about... I hope that anyone else who is both a computer and map nerd will appreciate it. Now, the concept Geo-tagging data is not new. With GPS and cellular-network based geolocation available nearly everywhere, geographic information is showing up everywhere that it is applicable; cell phones, web sites, rss feeds, etc... It is the backbone of the " geoweb ".
Eager to find out what impact blogging and social media could have on the dissemination of her work, Melissa Terras took all of her academic research, including papers that have been available online for years, to the web and found that her audience responded with a huge leap in interest in her work. In October 2011 I began a project to make all of my 26 articles published in refereed journals available via UCL’s Open Access Repository – “Discovery “. I decided that as well as putting them in the institutional repository, I would write a blog post about each research project, and tweet the papers for download. Would this affect how much my research was read, known, discussed, distributed? I wrote about the stories behind the research papers – the stuff that doesn’t make it into the official writeup.
"Sunlight is the best disinfectant" - U.S. Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis A client of ours -- a small, not-for-profit, economic justice organization [EJO] -- used social network analysis [SNA] to assist their city attorney in convicting a group of "slumlords" of various housing violations that the real estate investors had been side-stepping for years. The housing violations, in multiple buildings, included: raw sewage leaks multiple tenant children with high lead levels eviction of complaining tenants utility liens of six figures The EJO had been working with local tenants in run-down properties and soon started to notice some patterns.
The history of openp2pdesign.org This website started at the beginning of 2007 as a personal website as it was intended to serve as a tool to publish and develop further Massimo Menichinelli’s graduation thesis, developed during 2005 and publicly presented on 6th of April 2006 at the Politecnico di Milano, Faculty of Design. It was a theoretical thesis developed studying the possibility of a role for design in giving support to communities, enabling them to act and improve their conditions. The starting point was the success of Open Source and Peer-to-Peer software, and specially the success of theirs community-based organizational forms.
Detroit schoolchildren walking to school must pass thousands of blighted or dangerous structures that may conceal attackers or other hazards.
For over a decade, Stamen has been exploring cartography with our clients and in research . These maps are presented here for your enjoyment and use wherever you display OpenStreetMap data. Toner These high-contrast B+W (black and white) maps are featured in our Dotspotting project.
Public 4-Year Institutions Private Non-Profit 4-Year Institutions Notes: * Debt data as reported by campuses to Peterson’s Undergraduate Financial Aid and Undergraduate Databases. © 2011 Peterson’s, a Nelnet company. All rights reserved. ** State rankings are from 1 (highest) to 50 (lowest). We did not calculate state averages when the usable cases with student debt data cover less than 30% of bachelor’s degree recipients in the Class of 2010 or when the underlying data for that state showed a change of 30% or more in average debt from the previous year. Such large year-to-year swings likely reflect different institutions reporting each year, reporting errors, or changes in methodology by institutions reporting the data, rather than actual changes in debt levels.
Creative Cartography: 15 Artists Transforming Maps Article by Steph , filed under Sculpture & Craft in the Art category. Maps aren’t just two-dimensional pieces of paper depicting the locations and geographic features of the world. They’re the basis for portraits, sculptures and clothing, and are reconstructed or reimagined by these 15 artists in the most curious ways – whether recreated solely with typography, dissected and rearranged or used to illustrate information that can be humorous or disturbing. Map Portraits by Matthew Cusick