Category Archives: Open Knowledge

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 […]

In which PandoDaily draws from its roots – journalism and presentation

PandoDaily ran a piece called “From word games to spy games” on the encryption and the NSA’s attempts to undermine it writen by David Holmes, and Explainer Music (where he is a co-founder). Whilst the content interests me, it was the way that the piece was put together that really intrigued me. The subheadings had […]

Weeknotes – Blogging

I put out a tweet asking for any advice on light weight blogging engines. I was looking at options to replace desktop notes. Having been told about bolt.cm and sculpin.io, I have added them to my list of software to look at. I have been using Ghost as a first experiment and am looking at […]

A quick skim into mining Twitter data

This is a variant on the text prepared for a short talk at the Open Science evening at the Oxford e-Research Centre on Wednesday 27th November. Peter Murray-Rust also spoke at the event on the AMI software and the Chemical Tagger. This is a brief talk about some work that I have been doing in […]

Repost of Principles for Open Humanities and Literature

A while ago, I posted about the Panton Principles for Humanities and Literature. The Panton Principles are a set of guide lines for the development of Open Science and at the last Open Knowledge Foundation conference in London, I badgered Jonathan Gray about the idea of porting them to Literature and Humanities. One Sunday afternoon […]

Weeknotes – catching up

I’ve been a little lax in catching up with week notes. Apart from running about the place, I’ve been diving into Perl and shell scripting to visualise some log files. It looks like there are some new avenues to go with it. The major project was getting Open Correspondence project back up with some help […]

KimDotcom suggestion on stopping piracy

Came across this via a retweet on Twitter from @KimDotCom‘s Twitter feed.   How to stop piracy: 1. Create great content 2. Make it easy to buy 3. Same day global release 4. Works on any device 5. Fair price — Kim Dotcom (@KimDotcom) September 19, 2013 It seems to be common sense and, well, […]

Weeknotes – Realtime conferring with correspondence

This week has been a slightly odd one in that I’ve been at a couple of conferences, the Digital Research conference (#digres) and the Research Software Engineers workshop. In the other couple of days, I started looking at pipelines including Storm and Akka. Part of it got me writing patches but I still have a […]