February 11, 2010

Explosive Mural

Category: Academic,Geek,Research,Visualization — Biella @ 7:35 pm

A mural that geeks just might like. (via one of my students…)

May 14, 2008

Map it: NNDB

Category: Geekitude,Hackers,Mapping,Tech,Visualization — Biella @ 6:10 am

So one of the amazing things about the net is not so much how it makes lots of data available (actually that can be the nightmare of the net) but how it makes it available. And one of the more powerful forms of availability is in the form of visual mapping. So this new tool theNNDB Mapper is just one such visualization tool that I have to say, is pretty niftfy, though still a little green and beta at least in terms of its data.

Take for example, the hacker map, which is pretty sparse right now but the great thing about it is 1) one can add data 2) and it generates useful data and links, for example, to profiles, such as this this one of Kevin Mitnick.

Apparently, he is not linked to anyone, which is ironic (and just wrong) because he it is more correct to say was linked like to an entire generation of hackers, especially those who participated in the Free Kevin movement (and that could perhaps be another field?)..