By Kurt Fendt on May 7, 2012
Text by Elyse Graham and Jia Zhang.
Talk: Culturomics: Quantitative Analysis of Culture Using Millions of Digitized Books, May 10, 12:30 pm Pound Hall, Room 100, Harvard Law School
By Kurt Fendt on May 10, 2011
From the announcement by Erez Lieberman Aiden and Jean-Baptiste Michel:
About the speakers:
Erez Lieberman Aiden is a fellow at the Harvard Society of Fellows and Visiting Faculty at Google. His research spans many disciplines and has won numerous awards, including recognition for one of the top 20 “Biotech Breakthroughs that will Change Medicine”, by Popular Mechanics; the Lemelson-MIT prize for the best student inventor at MIT; the American Physical Society’s Award for the Best Doctoral Dissertation in Biological Physics; and membership in Technology Review’s 2009 TR35, recognizing the top 35 innovators under 35. His last three papers – two with JB Michel – have all appeared on the cover of Nature and Science.
By Anna van Someren on July 2, 2010
with Dave Della Costa and Kurt Fendt
How to visualize a conference on visual interpretations?
After all the exciting talks, presentations, conversations, and Tweets at the humanities + digital conference on Visual Interpretations in May and the great feedback we received afterward, we at HyperStudio were wondering how to process and present this information. Our idea was to figure out a way to represent the whole conference, including the program schedule, presentation abstracts, and Twitter feeds, in a visually appealing way. One way to begin quickly surfaced: why not use our own Chronos Timeline to visualize the whole conference in a time-based manner?
Chronos, developed by HyperStudio’s software engineers Brett Barros and Dave Della Costa, has been conceived as a flexible web application that can be integrated into several of our projects. For example, below is a short video displaying Chronos within our US-Iran Relations Project. This project brings scholars and policymakers from both countries together to explore the period following the Islamic revolution in Iran and consider why improvements in bilateral relations did not occur. To facilitate this exploration, we’re creating a collaborative, multilingual research environment that allows scholars and policymakers to explore thousands of original documents from Mohammed Khatemi’s presidency in Iran and to compare and contrast views of events. Below you can see how Chronos displays a subset of events during the Iran-Iraq war, along with related tags, providing a multidimensional way to explore a data set.
By Whitney Anne Trettien on February 15, 2010
Recently, I looked at the origins of the timeline in eighteenth-century information visualization. Today: the nineteenth century and Charles Minard.
Minard was a French civil engineer, known today almost entirely for his Carte figurative des pertes successives en hommes de l”Armée Française dans la campagne de Russie 1812-1813 (1869). Perhaps the first flow map ever produced, this elegant yet simple graphic visualizes human movement across time and space, correlating the number of troops and their location to temperature, represented by the line at the bottom of the chart.