Category Archives: Open Knowledge

Jane Austen’s word choices

A Facebook friend had a link to an NY Times piece on Jane Austen’s word choices. Using Franco Moretti’s techniques, it begins showing how Digital Humanities can be useful. There are one of two of his books that I am waiting for before I can get into the pros and cons but I do have […]

Background music in podcasts

Music can be an interesting topic for audio, such as podcasts and so on. It is something that I have a passing interest in for other purposes. Pitchfork magazine has an article on the issue reflecting on luminary podcasts such as This American Life, The Secrets of Successful Podcast Music.

Continuing on the path to better reproducible work

Last year I had the pleasure of helping Julia Stewart Lowndes at a Software Carpentry style workshop in Oxford. I got notice of her paper, Our path to better science in less time using open data science tools, [1] via various means and made time to read the other day. It describes the path taken […]

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 […]