During our seminar on Network Analysis and Visualisation in DH6010/6019 this past semester as a group we enjoyed a case study involving network analysis of the Star Wars characters presented by Evelina Gabasova (http://evelinag.com/blog/2016/01-25-social-network-force-awakens/index.html#.V7Mn5WXi-f4). She does a superb job of combining analysis, explaining her methodology, deriving some fascinating deductions – all with a fun cinematically familiar network. The familiarity combined with Gabasova’s well […]
Just delivered a short workshop providing an overview of how to conceptualise and implement the commercial software platform Trello into a collaborative academic workflow. Trello offers an intuitive and scalable means to provide a shared workspace tracking tasks, users assigned and dates due to help facilitate shared management of complex processes. It offers transparency without intrusion […]
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 workshop offered some theoretical grounding as well as a semi-hands-on session with a couple tools: UMap and CartoDB.
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 and created a hexagonal data map. Interesting. A few immediate findings. Why Hexagons? … It all goes back to the most recent UK general election – […]
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 and deriving new knowledge about these relationships involved visual appreciation of the relationship between data and objects and ultimately the real world phenomenon that they proxy […]
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 associated with deployment of Omeka to manage and share digital collections.
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 I have new pictures. Since that initial launch in 2014, Special Collections has assembled a diverse collection of digital collections utilising Omeka as an exhibition platform. […]
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. OSM is one of the most prominent examples of this movement and rather than the map itself, the data generated by the OpenStreetMap project is considered […]
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 concept of storyboarding. He support the process – in fact demonstrates its criticality – for discarding any project plan from the funding proposal and instead creatively […]
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 Stevenson has assembled a superb primer. A Fiend in the Furrows from Special Collections explores the work of three of the eminent practitioners of the art: Arthur Machen, M.R. James […]