Created by Xarene Eskandar, a graduate student at UCLA, this HyperCities collection curates the “media history” of the election protests in Iran, beginning on June 13, 2009, and continuing through December. As a series of richly curated maps, the collection geo-locates and chronologically organizes more than 800 YouTube videos, Twitter feeds, Flickr photographs, and other forms of documentation. The result is the largest, day-by-day, hour-by-hour, and sometimes even minute-by-minute web documentation of the election protests in Iran. For an overview of this project, click on the YouTube link below: To view the collection, click on the image below. Depending on your screen width, you may want to “slide” the collection open by dragging the divider between the map and the narrative panel.
An Interactive Introduction to Network Analysis and RepresentationNetworks and network analysis has grown more prominent in both humanities scholarship and public discourse. In this context, networks--also known as graphs or node-link diagrams--are "a set of vertices (also called points or nodes) which represent the entities of research interest, and a set of lines (or ties) between these vertices which represent their relationships."  This interactive application is designed to provide an overview of various network analysis principles used for analysis and representation. It also provides a few examples of untraditional networks used in digital humanities scholarship. Finally, along with the various methods described interactively here are links to related scholarship.
AboutSpatial Agency is a project that presents a new way of looking at how buildings and space can be produced. Moving away from architecture's traditional focus on the look and making of buildings, Spatial Agency proposes a much more expansive field of opportunities in which architects and non-architects can operate. It suggests other ways of doing architecture. In the spirit of Cedric Price the project started with the belief that a building is not necessarily the best solution to a spatial problem.
Spatial HumanitiesThis five-year project runs from 2012-16 and is funded by the European Research Council under a Starting Researcher Grant. Our aim is to create a step-change in how place, space and geography are explored in the Humanities. Building on Lancaster University’s technical expertise in Digital Humanities, Corpus Linguistics and Geospatial Analysis, as well as its applied expertise in the history of the English Lake District, we are developing and applying methodologies for analysing unstructured texts—including large corpora of historical books, periodicals and official reports—within a Geographic Information Systems (or GIS) environment. Recent Posts Please check back soon!
HyperCities Maps and Archives the Tweets from Cairo #Jan25Let the pundits continue to debate whether or not social media and Twitter enabled the revolutions in Egypt and Tunisia. Digital humanities scholars are already on the case, pulling together the digital archives and the visualizations of the social media records from the events. One such project: Hypercities, a research project "for traveling back in time to explore the historical layers of city spaces in an interactive, hypermedia environment." Hypercities has recently turned its attention to Egypt, and its team of digital humanities scholars - Yoh Kawano, Todd Presner, and David Shepard - have created a live, interactive map of all the tweets in Cairo, viewable at The project usesTwitter's search API, requesting all tweets within a few miles of the center of Cairo or which contain hashtags like #Egypt or #Jan25. These tweets are shown live on a map, and are also downloaded and stored in a database.
Video of data visualisation tools tutorial at #ijf13Control panels: Jobseekers Job and PR alerts Recruiters PRs Ask a PR Browse > Home / Data, Top tips for journalists / Blog article: #Tip: Video of data visualisation tools tutorial at #ijf13 Monday, April 21, 2014
InBetween HouseHouse Karuizawa, Japan Koji Tsutsui & Associates, Tokyo, Japan 2011 World Architecture Festival 2011 - Category Winner South Elevation: Cottages & Thin Folding RoofIwan Baan The client chose a sloped site surrounded by Japanese larch trees in a mountainous region of Karuizawa, Japan, (an hour commute away from Tokyo on a bullet train) as the ideal location for their home. This 178sqm house sits on an artificially leveled area of the site created thirty years ago and left unused. Since the client wanted a house that seamlessly blends into the natural surrounding, topography and local culture, we designed this house as a cluster of small mountain cottages.
Forum: The Status Quo of Digital Humanities in EuropeIn October and November 2014, H-Soz-Kult publishes a series of essays on "The Status Quo of Digital Humanities in Europe". Please find the published texts of this essay series here: Editorial Editorial: The Status Quo of Digital Humanities in Europeby Torsten Kahlert and Claudia Prinz, Humboldt-University of BerlinYC-Funded Whereoscope Gives Parents An Easy Way To Track Where Their Kids AreSince the dawn of mankind, and probably even a while before that, parents have been asking themselves the same question: “Where are my kids?” In modern times they’ve come up with a few, imperfect ways to answer it, like instructing their children to send them a text message whenever they arrive at soccer practice — which works well once or twice, until the child completely forgets about it. Now Whereoscope, a Y Combinator-funded startup that’s launching today, may have a solution that’s more reliable and easier to use than most other kid-tracking solutions on the market.
Fusion Tables Workshop - Google Fusion Tablesoriginally created for Where 2.0, 2011. Updated Jan 2012. Fusion Tables is a modern data management web application making it easy to host, manage, collaborate on, visualize, and publish data tables online. Follow the steps below to upload your own data to Fusion Tables and create a map! Topics covered:Upload data Merge tables Configure InfoWindow Style Update permissions Embed Map Visualization in web page
CITTÀ NOBILISSIMA - Topography and RepresentationFIRENZE CITTÀ NOBILISSIMA - Topography and Representation Jan Simane, Costanza Caraffa, Laura Cirri, Verena Gebhard, Stephanie Hanke, Lisa Hanstein, Alexander Auf der Heyde, Thomas Frangenberg The rich history of the city of Florence has long been a focus of research for a vast international network of scholars coming from a variety of disciplines. The outstanding position attained by Florence in the early modern period as a center of art, culture, literature and science, largely in connection with the Medici family's supremacy, has ever since drawn special attention to this era. Moreover, the numerous records of this period must continue to be consulted and interpreted in the future because of newly arising questions, newfound connections and shifting perspectives.
Brightkite iPhone app goes iOS 4 native, adds notifications by friend proximityBrightkite has upgraded its iOS app in what we’d call a major way, although the update is actually just 2.8, not 3.0. In addition to making the app iOS 4 native with fast switching, with high-res icons and a new look, the app has some other nice improvements. First of all, with iOS 4, the updated app, “supports background posting and photo uploads.” The photo uploads we get, but what is “background posting”? Is that checking in the background or is just status updates from where you’ve already checked in?
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