Research - Repurposing Research Research areas - Digital culture and emergent media - Participatory networks and sharing economies - Media activism and strategies for citizen engagement - Artivism and Hacktivism - Surveillance, dataveillance and policing in the digital age My current research investigates changing notions of participation and collaboration that are mediated by information architectures, data and metadata. In particular, I am interested in understanding how artists, activists and grassroots groups use social media platforms for collaboration and advocacy, and how software and interfaces condition collaborative practices and transform political habits, and cultural and aesthetic values. Some research dissemination
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Large-scale RDF Graph Visualization Tools AI3 Assembles 26 Candidate Tools The pending UMBEL subject concept “backbone” ontology will involve literally thousands of concepts. In order to manage and view such a large structure, a concerted effort to find suitable graph visualization software was mounted. This post presents the candidate listing, as well as some useful starting resources and background information. 25 Great Thinkers Every College Student Should Read By Donna Scott College is for expanding one’s intellectual horizons. Unfortunately, drinking and having fun, can distract from learning about history’s great thinkers. From Mark Twain to Confucius, an educated individual should posses some knowledge of certain philosophers, artists and thinkers. Here are 25 great thinkers every college student should read, even if professors don’t assign them.
Paul Villinski artwork > birds and butterflies birds and butterflies I am drawn to humble, yet evocative materials; in this case, crushed beer cans from the streets of New York - every one of them once raised to someone’s lips. My process of “recycling” them into images of butterflies is a quiet physical meditation, a yoga of tin snips and files and fingers.read more: • on beer can butterflies As the butterflies alight on the walls of my studio, they lead into an exploration of formal, painterly issues. Often, they want to gather into a certain shape, or fly off on a particular tangent, and I let them.
More About the Sandbox - the sandbox project More About the Sandbox Project Activism beyond the Interface: the sandbox project is a community art project by Alessandra Renzi and Roberta Buiani consisting of a series of production labs and collaborative interventions in different cities (Toronto, Berlin, Montreal, Sao Paolo, New York). The project invites activists, artists and techies to reflect upon the coexistence of diverse tactics, strategies and performative actions gathered under the umbrella term “activism”. The labs filter this inquiry through the production of multimedia interventions – community radio and television shows, multimedia performance, etc.– to foster an environment that prioritises collaboration, sharing and thinking together.
Comics This is a comic about the backfire effect. The first big expansion pack of Exploding Kittens is now shipping. It contains 20 game-changing cards, along with a human-sized cone of shame. 20 Examples Of Infographs That You Don’t See Every Day I think we all know what an infograph is, and nowadays they are increasingly popular. The bad thing is that almost all of them are becoming boring and very similar. In this article I have collected 20 infographs that are very unique design and also interesting subjects. Twitter Dots: Mapping all Tweets for a specific Keyword Twitter Dots translates individual tweets as simple dots on a geographical world map. 7 Lessons From 7 Great Minds - Global One TV Have you ever wished you could go back in time and have a conversation with one of the greatest minds in history? Well, you can’t sorry, they’re dead. Unless of course you’re clairaudient, be my guest.
Michael Shapcott - Part 2 Work in Progress (Graphite) I’ve always been fascinated with the idea of seeing into the future. Ultimately I feel that we are the creators of our own destiny but also that there is this mystery and force that is greater than ourselves simultaneously at work. It’s no doubt that our choices and actions help to create our future but how much is left to fate or to the great threads that link all of our lives into one? Perhaps most intriguing, is there a way to tap into and obtain a glimpse of what can or will happen to us?
100 Years of Design AIGA advances design as a professional craft, strategic advantage and vital cultural force—and in 2014, the profession’s largest community turns 100. To celebrate American design and its profound impact, AIGA (with Second Story Interactive Studios) presents “100 Years of Design”—a living resource for this landmark year and into the future. Selected works, new interviews with leading designers, and significant moments from AIGA history are woven together in narratives that represent how design informs, connects, delights, influences and assists us. Whether you are a design practitioner, student, or simply curious about how design is relevant to your own life, contribute your own favorite examples to the project. Celebrate AIGA by celebrating design!
Happy Birthday, Brain Pickings: 7 Things I Learned in 7 Years of Reading, Writing, and Living by Maria Popova Reflections on how to keep the center solid as you continue to evolve. UPDATE: The fine folks of Holstee have turned these seven learnings into a gorgeous letterpress poster inspired by mid-century children’s book illustration. On October 23, 2006, I sent a short email to a few friends at work — one of the four jobs I held while paying my way through college — with the subject line “brain pickings,” announcing my intention to start a weekly digest featuring five stimulating things to learn about each week, from a breakthrough in neuroscience to a timeless piece of poetry. “It should take no more than 4 minutes (hopefully much less) to read,” I promised.