Govcom.org Foundation Amsterdam is a group that are developing ideas and software around the mapping of debates. They use the Web as evidence for mining and visualizing social issues. It is welcome to see socially interesting projects around data mining and visualization.
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StÈfan Sinclair posted to a conference a good list of exemplary visualization projects:
Map.net (http://maps.map.net )
Reference and bibliographic visualization
Visual Thesaurus (http://www.visualthesaurus.com/online/ )
RefViz Galaxy & Matrix views (http://www.refviz.com/)
XML Structure Navigator (http://sunfire.arts.ualberta.ca/%7Estefan/hcr/HyperPo/XMLStructure/?url=http%3A//www.tei-c.org/P5/Test/teilite.rng)
I think its time to start reflecting on the semiotics of visualization.
Dynamic graph drawing is another neat application on jibble.org. The Java applet (source available as GPL) builds a graph of your sentences as you dialog with an Eliza like bot. I previously blogged the Social Shakespeare Pie Spy tool, grockwel: Research Notes: Visualizing Social Networks. Paul Mutton is building a neat collection of tools and his site is well designed.
This comes courtesy of StÈfan Sinclair.
Newsmap is an effective visualizer of Google News stories that creates treemaps based on the volume of stories for each topic. The interface allows you to compare different national news sets and to show/hide different types of news (world, nation, business…). What’s more, it actually works visually and for looking at the information.
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ARCHAVE is the site for a 3-D visualization lab at Brown University which has a cave. They have been using it for archaeological projects and electronic literature projects.
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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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