Following Up with CartoDB

We had great turnout for Monday's workshop 'Putting Your Data on the Map' where we explored a variety of factors to consider when undertaking Geospatial Visualisation. The two part...

Irish Health Centres

The HSE posted two new datasets to Open Data Ireland and I wanted to determine how quickly and effectively these might be visualised. In this case I used CartoDB...

Network Analysis and Visualisation in the Humanities

Increasingly digital scholarship is expanding to look not just at discrete objects but to better understand the relationships between persons, places and things. A popular way of discovering patters...

Omeka Fundamentals for Special Collections and History

On 6 November we held an informal, focussed session with participants from Special Collections and the Department of History at Queen's to present an overview of the possibilities and fundamentals...

The Big Screen Gets Better

In March of 2014 I wrote about the excitement of launching the Robert Hart Digital collection on the new 42 inch kiosk in the McClay Library at Queen's. Today...

Learning OpenStreetMap

OpenStreetMap is an example of a phenomenon known as Volunteered geographic information (VGI) - the harnessing of tools to create, assemble, and disseminate geographic data provided voluntarily by individuals....

Storyboarding as a Project Planning Process

In Storyboarding research: How to proactively plan projects, reports and articles from the outset,  Patrick Dunleavy of LSE demonstrates a best practice methodology for project planning that builds from the...

Fiends in the Furrows and Findings in the Archives

If you're curious about the British Folk Horror genre and/or the Fiend in the Furrows conference taking place today and this weekend at Queen's (and let's face it who isn't), Dr Kath...

Manovich on Software as a Media for Thinking

Lev Manovich spoke at the Trinity CTVR on the 6th Sept on 'Cultural Analytics: How to use big data to unlearn what we know?' During the lecture, Manovich reviewed a number...

Tragedy: On the Critical Appreciation of Kindred Britain

How does one bring tragedy into the story? In the case of Kindred Britain (on which I have previously written), the creators clearly state that this entire exercise is largely...