100+ Awesome Open Courseware Links for Artists Posted by Site Administrator in Learning Tools Nov 20th, 2008 By Kelsey Allen Whether you’re into art theory, studying ancient art or making art yourself, you can find a range of online courses and lectures that can help educate you on your field of interest. Check out these open courseware resources to learn more, get fresh perspectives and expand your artistic horizons. Introductory Courses Earth at Night 2012 Account Options Sign in Earth at Night 2012 This new global view and animation of Earth’s city lights is a composite assembled from data acquired by the Suomi NPP satellite. The data was acquired over nine days in April 2012 and 13 days in October 2012. It took 312 orbits to get a clear shot of every parcel of Earth's land surface and islands.
How to Make an Interactive Network Visualization Networks! They are all around us. The universe is filled with systems and structures that can be organized as networks. Recently, we have seen them used to convict criminals, visualize friendships, and even to describe cereal ingredient combinations. We can understand their power to describe our complex world from Manuel Lima's wonderful talk on organized complexity. 20 Best Web Fonts from Google Web Fonts and @font-face At the moment there are several ways to use non-system fonts on a website. We will focus on the two least complicated, least expensive systems, Google Web Fonts and the @font-face rule. Fear not, we have not ruled out other paid methods such as Typekit, Fonts.com Web Fonts, Fontdeck, Webtype, WebINK or Fontspring for future posts as they certainly offer high quality typefaces and deserve to be considered. It’s important to be aware that web fonts can generate inadequate visualizations on operating systems which have subpixel rendering turned off in the case of Windows XP. They can also be represented differently depending on the browser used to visualize them. The aim of this post is to facilitate the choice of a series of fonts (out of the hundreds available) whose technical and visual characteristics make them more readable and compatible with a wide variety of devices, browsers and operating systems.
Alexis Moroz - Game Jam 25 games made in 50 days with 50 different people - Hold the mouse over a gif for a game description. 8 types of infographics: which one is right for you? There is more to infographics than a bunch of scattered numbers and pictures in a long image. Actually there are different types of infographics (this flowchart shows 8) that come with their own strengths. As Danny Ashton from NeoMam Studios puts it: Wikipedia - Web Archiving, Aspects of Curation Web archiving is the process of collecting portions of the World Wide Web to ensure the information is preserved in an archive for future researchers, historians, and the public. Web archivists typically employ web crawlers for automated capture due to the massive size and amount of information on the Web. The largest web archiving organization based on a bulk crawling approach is the Internet Archive which strives to maintain an archive of the entire Web. The International Web Archiving Workshop (IWAW), begun in 2001, has provided a platform to share experiences and exchange ideas.
Relation browser This radial browser was designed to display complex concept network structures in a snappy and intuitive manner. It can be used to visualize conceptual structures, social networks, or anything else that can be expressed in nodes and links. CIA world factbook demo This demo displays the relations of countries, continents, languages and oceans found in the CIA world factbook database. Click the center node for detail information or click adjacent nodes to put them in the center. The arrows on the top left can be used to navigate your click history.
Kindling: An Introduction to Spark with Cassandra (Part 1) This is an introduction to the new (relatively) distributed compute platform Apache Spark. The focus will be on how to get up and running with Spark and Cassandra; with a small example of what can be done with Spark. I chose to make this the focus for one reason: when I was trying to learn Spark two months ago I had difficulty finding articles on how to setup Spark to use Cassandra.
Introduction to Intercultural Communication — Moniviestin This course introduces you to the fundamental principles and issues of intercultural communication from an interdisciplinary perspective. It proposes to develop a perception of and appreciation for different cultural perspectives and values. The course consists of a number of themes available through the links in the column on the left. You are required to go through the material (readings, pdfs, videos) independently, and complete the given assignments. See instructions for the assignments on the "Guidelines for writing the assignments" page. During the course you will also watch some short web videos.
New York City taxi trips For several years, taxis in New York City have had GPS receivers to record the location of the start and end of every trip, but the data has never been made available to the general public. Chris Whong and Andrés Monroy used New York’s Freedom of Information Law to request a copy of the taxi records from 2013 and publish them on the web. New York taxi pickups and dropoffs It is a fascinating data set, one of the densest I’ve ever seen.