Thursday, 18 October 2012

Artmaps a map

I'd forgotten to actually replicate this from my testing blog...

My previous post concerning Artmaps explained the outline of the Artmaps project and as we progress we're getting to grips with some of the data - here's that part of the Tate collection that has been geocoded; the pop-ups should take you to the Tate website for each of the artworks, but given 15,702 artworks, I have not checked all the URLs!

A much desired feature of Google Fusion Tables is clustering so one can "explode" a set of data points at the same location, but that's hopefully coming soon...

Wednesday, 11 July 2012

At a workshop in my house

In Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy we hear of one Zarniwoop who is " his office, but on an intergalactic cruise".

Well today, I'm into the third day of a workshop but in my house.

We're using OpenQwaq and running around in a virtual conference centre trying to figure out the question to life the universe and everything; well more precisely "achieving work-life balance in a digitally dependent world". This virtual workshop funded by the RCUK Digital Economy theme.

However, we're also part of an experiment in that we are being studied as part of the Creativity Greenhouse project funded by EPSRC looking a novel ways to facilitate online creative workshops and after several pilots we're into the real thing with serious money on the table for successful research proposals.

Great fun so far and beats the heck out of audio conferencing, and when we finish at 5 tonight I'm home already and a mere 100yds from a fine pint of Woodford's Wherry.

Isn't this what the digital economy and work/life balance is all about? :-)