Monthly Archives: May 2012

What Are We Doing With Our Visualizations?

A colleague of mine pointed me towards the following post about Shock and Awe Graphs in the Digital Humanities. The author, Adam Crymble, makes some decidedly thought-provoking points about what graphs are meant to be doing and how data visualization

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I Blame Charlotte

Charlotte A. Cavatica, that is. If I hadn’t grown up loving that book and movie, none of this would have happened. I don’t kill spiders. I actually don’t kill most bugs with the exception of house flies, which are just

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Seeing and Doing

Before I begin, I’m going to apologize. I will not be present at the Research Slam and so I don’t get a chance to play with glitter. Or communicate my work on one large sheet of paper in a way

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Nuance

A word not often used about any statement I make, and with good reason. As it is, I feel the desire to qualify my approbation for something wandering around Facebook that I reposted. It deserves…well, something more thought-out than my

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Animation and Information

So I have found myself increasing drawn to the idea of these phrase nets. There’s something about the way they ask me to engage with the text on a decontextualized level that I love. Certain specific words make me wonder

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Attempting to Play

Over the course of the past week, I discovered something about myself. I am very bad at directionless, ludic interaction. I feel like Wendy Darling, having forgotten how to be young and play with Peter Pan. But there is it;

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Literature, Psychology and Some Truly Hideous Graphs

There’s a certain serendipity to being a graduate student. While I cannot strictly rely on this method of gathering information, I find that as I get more interested in a topic, it begins to turn up in all sorts of

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