Data Visualization #1: gapminder.org and The Oberservatory @ MIT

As part of an ever-growing interest in data visualization, infographics, and infosthetics, I thought these two resources would interest folks in relation to Ashley's recent talk about Social Science Methodologies.  Enjoy! gapminder.org A screenshot of the gapminder World tool A great talk by Hans Rosling, creator of the gapminder tool gapminder.org The Observatory @ MIT […]

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Reporting for Digital Duty

  Today begins my project of publishing online the 121 Roman tombstones that are housed in Columbia University's Rare Book and Manuscript Library (RBML). These stone inscriptions — mostly Latin and carved in the first two centuries AD — were donated to the university by Prof. George N. Olcott in 1912, and were only uncovered during recent research towards […]

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Inaugural Digital Centers Cohort Meeting

On Friday November 9, 2012, the first meeting of the Digital Centers Cohort was held in 523 Butler Library.  As this was the first meeting of the group, we spent time introducing ourselves and discussing what the goals of the group are and should be.  The meetings will be led by representatives from each of […]

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