Category Archives: projects

Postcards for the Public Domain Review

I’ve just printed a new batch of postcards for the Public Domain Review, a free web-based review for works which have entered the public domain. I’m going to be leaving some at different spots in the Bay Area, while I’m visiting. If you have cunning ideas for where we should distribute them, or if you’d […]

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Poster about the Data Journalism Handbook for the Information Design Conference 2012

Freelance infographic designer Lulu Pinney has kindly designed a wonderful poster which illustrates some of the topics covered in the Data Journalism Handbook, a free, open source reference book which shows how journalists can use data to improve the news.

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On Machine Readable Reading Lists

A few years ago I used to work at several college and departmental libraries at the University of Cambridge. One of the tasks which library staff regularly had to undertake was to cross reference the latest copies of all relevant reading lists with their collections, to ensure that they had copies of all the books […]

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Europe’s Energy wins a Silver Award at Malofiej 20

Europe’s Energy, a project I helped to create to put EU energy targets into context, has just won a Silver Award at Malofiej 20. The Malofiej Awards recognise innovative infographics from around the world:

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Sketch for “Romanticism Without Borders” workshop series

For a few months I’ve been thinking of starting a workshop series on the influence and legacy of different forms of romanticism around the world. Each workshop would have a day or half day of short papers on a variety of topics, authors and works. The workshops would be accessible to a non-specialist audience. I’ve […]

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The Public Domain Review is “a temple of the esoteric and forgotten”

A wonderful review of the Public Domain Review, of which I am co-founder, courtesy of the Reviews Editor at Full Stop:

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Mockups for OpenPhilosophy.org

Work is now underway on OpenPhilosophy.org, a website that will enable users to transcribe, translate, annotate and create bibliographies of public domain philosophy texts. Today we did some basic mockups for what different pages on the site might look like. Here’s a quick look.

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Let’s make OpenPhilosophy.org!

A little while ago I posted some ideas for a project called OpenPhilosophy.org, which would enable users to transcribe, translate, annotate and create collections of philosophical texts which have entered the public domain. I’m very excited to say that the project has secured some funding from JISC, who champion digital technology for use in higher […]

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TEXTUS: an open source platform for working with collections of texts and metadata

Since finally blogging about OpenPhilosophy.org last month I’ve been thinking about how one could make a generic open source platform that could be used to power it, and other things like it. Enter ‘TEXTUS’:

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Picturing processes

There has been lots of wonderful work to represent numbers in pictorial form. Pictures can help to show us how big things are, how much of something there is, how much one thing is compared to another, how amounts change over time, and so on. We can use interactive graphics to represent quantitative data on […]

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