Category Archives: visualisation

Visualisations of TV Show ratings

I found this interesting application through Flowing Data. You can search for TV shows to produce visualisations of IMDB ratings and viewing trends over time. It can mainly be used to explore the response to TV shows across series. It’s … Continue reading

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Predicting the future success of researchers and their research…academic moneyball

A bit of a scary article on the LSE Impact blog. It is a piece about using various metrics to predict which academics will achieve future success, and also to predict which journal articles will be most successful. The idea … Continue reading

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A music timeline (using big data)

Flowing data have some information about the use of data to create historical music timelines. The above shows the consumption of music genre over time.

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Record Sleeve designs…Brian Cannon and Microdot

Britpop news recently posted a link to this talk from Brian Cannon of Microdot (which is an audio that includes images from the slides used). Brian Cannon was a record sleeve designed who was responsible for designing record sleeves of … Continue reading

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Geodemographics of the super rich

Roger Burrows has written a piece on the geodemographics of the super rich for the new Discover Society magazine. This is an early publication from a really important project on the super rich.

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Big Data & Society

The new open access journal Big Data & Society is getting closer to publication. It’s edited by Evelyn Ruppert. It now has a blog/website which is now live. It contains some further information about the journal, with more to follow … Continue reading

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The metaphors of big data

Deborah Lupton has posted a really insightful analysis of the metaphors associated with big data. Deborah explores the different terms used to describe big data. The piece focuses predominantly on liquid type metaphors, but also includes some discussion of by-product … Continue reading

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Louise Amoore’s The Politics of Possibility

  There is some news about Louise Amoore’s much anticipated book The Politics of Possibility on Stuart Elden’s Progressive Geographies blog. There is also a link to a preview of the introductory chapter. The book looks excellent. I’ve used Louise’s … Continue reading

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Sheffield sound maps

News of an art exhibition using recorded sounds captured in Sheffield. This piece links into other literature on the connections between urban processes and soundscapes. With the soundscape being a product of the different parts of the city. My colleague … Continue reading

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Deborah Lupton reviews Richard Rogers’ Digital Methods

Deborah Lupton has reviewed Richard Rogers’ new book Digital Methods for Information, Communication & Society.

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