Paris attacks Paris attacks France held a moment of silence today as part of three days of national mourning for the victims of last Friday’s attacks in Paris. Authorities continue to search for suspects and France launched air attacks in Syria against Islamic State militants who’ve claimed responsibility for the events that killed more than 125 people and injured many more.--By Lloyd Young 3D reconstruction of a Venetian Palace of the 14th Century – Final report Final Report Digital humanities are about teaching and learning; learn and teach better with tools of our century, the technology century. That is why we chose to pick a project in which we could learn the most and dig into subjects that were totally unknown for us. Our working group is composed of 2 mechanical engineers and 1 environmental engineer. The project itself aims to resituate a typical Venetian Palace of the Italian Renaissance. With the support of Stefania Coccato, art and historical expert from Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, we decided at first to work on the 3D reconstruction of Niccolò da Carrara’s Palace.
French Revolution Digital Archive: Search The Images are composed of high-resolution digital images of approximately 12,000 individual visual items, primarily prints, but also illustrations, medals, coins, and other objects, which display aspects of the Revolution. These materials were selected from across the BnF’s departments, and include thousands of images for the important collections entitled Hennin and De Vinck. Detailed metadata exists for the images, so that researchers can search by artist, subject, genre, and place. The FRDA provides access to the most complete searchable digital archive of French Revolution images available.
The Counted: people killed by police in the United States in 2015 – interactive The Counted is a special Guardian project to record all people killed by police in the United States this year. We have gathered information from official databases and crowdsourced counts to create a full and detailed view of killings by law enforcement agents in the US. This page shows the names and, where possible, faces of those killed since January 1 2015, as well as other details about the manner of their deaths and the status of any investigations into the incidents. You can see these incidents mapped throughout the United States, and read more about the methodology of the project here.
Adventures in Population Growth I’ve been playing around with the International Database at the US Census Bureau. They provide population estimates broken down by country, age and year for essentially every country. More importantly, they keep it updated every 6 months. One area I’m interested in for my economics research is population growth rates – or more importantly, shifts in population makeup over time. I’ve created a few interesting graphs to show the expected shifts over the next 35 years. The Definitive Guide To Enlightening Information Peter Marlow's Incredible Photos of Eerie Crises Peter Marlow’s career has covered everything from news photography and war reporting to street photography and a much-lauded collection of portraits. I spoke to him about spotting the moments and curiosity in all types of photography. How Photographer David Hurn Captures Sublime Moments in Mundane Life "I once wrote something: 'Life, as it unfolds in front of the camera, is full of such complexity, such wonder, such surprise, that I find it unnecessary to create new realities.' Now, that’s rather pompous. But what I meant is it’s more pleasure for me to record things as they ar… Humans Become More Honest When We're Pushed to Our Limits Michael Christopher Brown documents places and people in transition—occasionally eschewing a camera for a camera phone.
Digital Archives Accessibility Links Current Weather MontréalChange weather location 8°C Light Rain CBC Global Navigation Sign Up | Log In Cultural history via where notable people died A group of researchers used where "notable individuals" were born and place of death, based on data from Freebase, as a lens into culture history. The video explainer below shows some results: From Nature: The team used those data to create a movie that starts in 600 bc and ends in 2012. Each person's birth place appears on a map of the world as a blue dot and their death as a red dot.
The Best Data Visualization Projects of 2014 It's always tough to pick my favorite visualization projects. I mean, it's a challenge to pick and rank your favorite anything really. So much depends on what you feel like at the time, and there's a lot of good work out there. Soviet Youth Culture during the Cold War A review of Pleasure, Power, and the Pursuit of Communism: Soviet Youth and State-Sponsored Popular Culture during the Early Cold War, 1945-1968, by Gleb Tsipursky. “A revolution without dancing is not a revolution worth having,” the anarchist Emma Goldman reportedly declared. She never said exactly that, but the declaration still captures the supposed contradiction between the seriousness and frivolity of revolution. Goldman’s quip is pertinent to Gleb Tsipursky’s study of the Soviet state’s attempts to reproduce its hegemony by providing young people with a space to have fun, and to find meaning and cause with socialism from 1945 to 1968.
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