snow tree (Taken with instagram)
1.25 hrs to ride 5 miles in 4” snow. that was a workout, (Taken with instagram)
“Networks are everywhere. The brain is a network of nerve cells connected by axons, and cells themselves are networks of molecules connected by biochemical reactions. Societies, too, are networks of people linked by friendships, familial relationships and professional ties. On a larger scale, food webs and ecosystems can be represented as networks of species. And networks pervade technology: the Internet, power grids and transportation systems are but a few examples. Even the language we are using to convey these thoughts to you is a network, made up of words connected by syntactic relationships.”
- Albert-László Barabási, author of LINKED
mud crystals shot this morning on the sidewalk (Taken with instagram)
This past June, artist and educator Jer Thorp organized the Eyeo Festival, a gathering of coders, data visualization pros, designers and artists. Today, his talk from the Festival, in which he focuses on two of his current projects, was posted online:
First: Project Cascade, a real-time analytic tool built to examine how New York Times content is shared through Twitter. Second: His work designing a name arrangement algorithm for the 9/11 Memorial in Manhattan. He also sprinkles in a few lessons learned from various projects and his latest work on the OpenPaths.cc project.
For more context about his projects, PopTech interviewed Thorp about his work and his approach a couple of months before the Eyeo Festival. In addition, we spoke with The New York Times Company’s Research and Development Lab’s Michael Zimbalist in May about the development of OpenPaths.cc, a database of anonymous location records uploaded by users, which Thorp explains in his talk. And for an added bonus, enjoy a couple of posts from our coverage of the Eyeo Festival while it was taking place.
hello insanely large new office apparatus to be used in an art exhibit, bit used for Skyrim until then! (Taken with instagram)
tiny planets is so much better than what i used before. (Taken with instagram)
morning ride #viewsoncommute (Taken with instagram)
#smallworld #viewsoncommute (Taken with instagram)
sassy storm trooper. daughter’s work. (Taken with instagram)