Yesterday I attended the Data and News Sourcing workshop co-organised by the Media Standards Trust and BBC College of Journalism. There were two sessions running in parallel and Martin Belham will no doubt write has written about the crowd sourcing news and crime data sessions I did not attend.
The first session was titled Open Government data, data mining [...]
A discussion between Stijn Debrouwere, Dan Conover and Jonathan Stray about journalism and the semantic web recently caught my attention.
In particular I found the following quote from Dan Conver compelling:
“[The] raw material of this information economy is essentially like oil shale: the latent value is obvious, but the cost of extracting these [...]
How the emergence of the semantic web changes our approach to information architecture
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How does the emergence of the semantic web and its associated technologies change the way we approach user experience design and more specifically information architecture?
In Tim Berners Lee’s original proposal for the web he gave us the basic ingredients [...]
We express our identities through our collections. Online these collections take the form of Amazon wishlists, Last fm playlists and lists of friends on Facebook. Perhaps less consciously we have search histories, purchase profiles and a trail of cookies picked up from website visits.
In David Siegel’s book Pull he posits a future where our [...]
The initial impetus for writing this series of posts was the increasing presence of information architectures driven by metadata and the impact this has on editorial curation.
How does moving from a document focused view of the world to a thing focused view change the role of the collection?
We took Wildlife Finder as our example. Wildlife [...]