Introducing HTML: Top-down or bottom-up?

I have recently switched the way that I approach intros to mark-up languages, HTML and XML in particular. In the past I have usually started by writing sample code, moving from simple to more complex structures. I have seen other approaches focusing on editing environments and others focusing on schemas. More recently I have begun […]

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I See Dead People

Buried beneath never-ending lines of code all day, I find it easy to forget that I am dealing with a whole bunch of dead people. In a simple sense, the ancient Roman tombstones I'm studying obviously marked the end of an individual's life. They sought to commemorate someone in a more tangible and reliable way than […]

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Top Tools for Makerspaces

A major attraction of makerspaces is the eye-watering tools they have on offer. As well as traditional shop tools such as drills, sanders and soldering irons, many makerspaces have invested in the latest technology, making it possible for amateurs to create professional-grade objects. The tools below are among the showpieces of any well-kitted out makerspace. […]

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The Ethics of Visualization

You are invited to attend the presentation described below. This event is free and open to the public.  Registration is not required. TOPIC:  The Ethics of Visualization WHEN:  Wednesday, December 12, 2012 | Noon – 1:30 PM WHERE:  203 Butler Library SPONSORS:  Columbia Libraries Digital Program Division and the Digital Humanities Center Speaker:  Chris Alen Sula Affiliation:  Assistant […]

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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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