Meatball Wiki: TextVisualization is a good summary of the field with example images. Meatball calls itself an “intercommunity or metacommunity” and deals with “online culture, especially how people come together naturally in groups.” The authors, if one takes the Visualization article as an example, are building a solid knowledge wiki. Bravo.
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THEORIES OF PLAY is a site Matt Didemus did for an independent study which includes a neat little Futurist text toy that generates circles and triangles of text. You paste in some text and choose how many of each (circles and triangles) you want and it generates a SVG. Very nice and clean.
I think we now need a general environment for such text toys like Proce55ing.
The site for TAPoR at the University of Alberta has an interesting feature – a dynamic site map. In the lower left of every page (if your browser supports it) is a graph of the page you are looking at with the connections to other pages in the site. This worked for me in Safari, but not IE on the Mac. StÈfan Sinclair showed it to me as just one application of visualization. Now… can we turn it into a TAPoRware tool?
Implicit Structure and the Dynamics of Blogspace is a paper by the folks at HP on visualizing the propagation of information. Interesting use of the work epidemic. See also Blog Epidemic Analyzer – I’m not quite sure how it works, but they seem to crawl memes and then create visualization.
TouchGraph is graph visualization tools that has been used to visualize relationships between web pages and blogs. Try their GoogleBrowser. Here is what the graph of the TAPoR site looks like, View image.
BlogStreet : Visual Neighborhood uses TouchGraph to show the neighborhood of a blog.
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Your Literary Masterpiece Was Delicious is post in a blog called Idle Words which discusses a cool visualization to SVG that Maciej Ceglowski put together. Another graph of words and characters done in perl and other packages.
Matt drew my attention to PieSpy in a comment. Here is a link to information and downloadable code, PieSpy – Inferring and Visualizing Social Network on IRC. See the page on Social Shakespeare where there are graphs of the networks of people in plays and animations of the networks over the extent of the play.
How can we visualize the evolution of documents?
Here is a cool IBM project, history flow that shows flow over time of source code. Neat.
Navigating large bodies of text by D. Small is an IBM Systems Journal paper that discusses 3-D navigation of text. A bit old now, but cool.
What can we do with visualization?
evl :: electronic visualization laboratory are pioneers in this field having invented the “cave” and other visualization technologies.