Category Archives: Open Knowledge

An evening of lights in London

Yesterday evening, I went along to the early part of the evening at the Lumiere Show in London.  I stayed around the Regents Street and Trafalgar Square side. It was a touch crowded crowded as I made my way down from Oxford Street to Trafalgar Square. I did spend a little time at the junction […]

Building the Chuck language on Ubuntu

I am currently using the ChucK language in various sonification experiments. Using it across operating systems can be fun. Mac and Windows have installers already. Linux does not and needs to be built from source. This gives the developer a set of options for building depending on their platform. I have  my built of this […]

Sonification and auditory displays links 16 Aug

The Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision have a labs site and Twitter feed. I believe that this follows other initiatives such as the Europeana Labs. Fashion houses create some wonderful things in the wearables section, such as the dress that responds to Twitter. “A collaborative development of an artistic responsive fashion collection” explores responsive […]

A simple experiment in Sound and Vision for Hamlet

The aim of this hack is to explore turning the structures of the First Folio texts marked up using Text Encoding Initiative XML (TEI) into notes using the Chuck , PHP and Processing languages. I wanted to explore the processes for transforming the texts for the user and explore different ways of presenting the textual […]

Reusing material on social media

A hat tip to Kirsty Rolfe for favouriting this retweet from Sjoerd Levelt: ICYMI: the lawyers kindly updated their blog after they were informed of the nature of @CathalUK‘s @MedievalReacts. pic.twitter.com/8G37iiGJr2 — Sjoerd Levelt (@SLevelt) April 10, 2015 I highly recommend going to the tweet and viewing the conversation that led to this change. The […]

Harmonising the Heterogeneous at Cultures of Knowledge

Harmonising the Heterogeneous at the Cultures of Knowledge seminar series with Eero Hyvönen. Notes are unedited. Two forms of the Web : WWW for humans, GGG (Giant Global Graph) for data. Core data set 1048 data sets and 59 billion triples. Google’s Knowledge Graph and Microsoft’s Satori – graph engines in the search giants. Why […]

Future of Editing – some reflections on Nicole Pohl on Sarah Scott

The seminar in today’s The Future of Editing series, “An Editor’s duty is indeed that of most danger’ (Piozzi): editing Sarah Robinson Scott“, by Nicole Pohl that the Bodleian Digital Library Systems and Services is holding at the Oxford e-Research Centre was a thought provoking one in terms the questions raised a series of points […]

Transcribing Bentham seminar notes

Melissa Terras talked about the Transcribing Bentham , a collaborative project to  transcribe the volumes of Bentham, at University College London at the first seminar in the Cultures of Knowledge seminars. Bentham believed in education for all who could afford it in London. UCL has 60,000 volumes and BL has 30,000. 40,000 volumes were untranscribed […]

Thoughts on algorithmic regulation

Over the weekend, the Observer published Evgeny Morozov’s essay “The rise of data and the death of politics“. It is an impassioned plea about the rise of data and technology to solve political issues and the rise of Tim O’Reilly’s coined phrase “algorithmic regulation”. I am aware of the slants on both sides: both have […]

Partially reviving the Open Literature project

One of the projects which I have been involved in with Open Knowledge is the creation of a WordPress plug-in for the existing Textus project. To be fair, it has gone more slowly than I would like but I have finally got a test site up using Redhat’s OpenShift which makes it very easy to […]