Folger Shakespeare Library Releases 80,000 Images for Creative Common Use.
The Folger Shakespeare Library announced yesterday, that they have released the contents of their Digital Image Collection under a Creative Commons Share-Alike (CC-BY-SA) license. Full database can be accessed here
How Americans Die
- a visual tour through surprising trends in mortality among Americans in the last several decades
is an application of BioGraph
-based data mining to music, which helps you get recommendations for other musicians. Based on 140K user-defined tags from last.fm
that are collected for over 400K artists, results are sorted by the "nearest" or most probable matches for your artist of interest (algorithm described here
). [more inside]
Like James Bond movies? And box office grosses? And visualized data? Then today is your lucky day
In The Geographic Flow of Music
), researchers Conrad Lee and Pádraig Cunningham propose a method to use data from the last.fm API
to track the world's listening habits by location and time, showing where shifts in musical tastes have originated and subsequently migrated. Results show music trends originating in smaller cities and flowing outward in unexpected ways, contradicting some assumptions in social science about larger cities being more efficient engines of (cultural) invention.
Artist and film-maker
, Hito Steyerl
, asks us to stand shoulder to shoulder with our digital equivalents. Digital images are Things (like you and me)
- a plethora of compressed, corrupted representations
pushed and pulled through increasingly policed and capitalised information networks. If 80% of all internet traffic*
- a liberated excess withdrawn**
from accepted channels of communication - perhaps it is in The Poor Image
we find our closest kin? [more inside]
- providing tools for creating interactive data visualizations for the web
InForm: Turning Data into Meaning.
An exhibit at the Adobe Museum of Digital Media.