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Welcome Japan Search to the web of Linked Open Data | Bodleian Digital Library
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"Japan Search is an aggregator, holding metadata on 17 million items from 38 databases related to Japanese cultural institutions. It is like a Japanese counterpart to Europeana. Hosted by the National Diet Library, it is currently in beta phase – not officially released yet – but already an impressive service. It’s of interest to a Wikimedian working in Oxford because it has been designed in an open way, with connection to other databases and applications built in from the outset.

Part of its database is a table of nearly 8000 named entities: these are artists, depicted entities and sometimes locations. Japan Search has its own system of identifiers based on Japanese names, but thankfully they have incorporated identifiers from other systems, including VIAF, BnF, British Museum, DBPedia, and Wikidata.

Also helpful to joining up these data, there is a SPARQL endpoint. I think of SPARQL endpoints as genies or oracles that can answer any question about its domain, but only very pedantically and only if asked in the SPARQL language. The Japan Search genie can answer questions about its world of 17 million works and related entities. The Wikidata genie knows about its overlapping world of 56 million objects and concepts. They use different names for things, but luckily each genie is aware of the existence of other genies and other naming systems."
japan  museums  culture  search  database  aggregator 
11 weeks ago by robertogreco
A Database of Fugitive Slave Ads Reveals Thousands of Untold Resistance Stories
"Freedom on the Move from Cornell University is the first major digital database of fugitive slave ads from North America."
us  slavery  history  resistance  2018  archives  database 
december 2018 by robertogreco
Street Tree List | DataSF | City and County of San Francisco
"List of dpw maintained street trees including: Planting date, species, and location"
trees  sanfrancisco  classideas  data  database 
november 2017 by robertogreco
California Digital Newspaper Collection
"A Freely Accessible Repository of Digitized California Newspapers from 1846 to the Present"
california  history  newspapers  database  reference 
june 2017 by robertogreco
Frozen Ark
"The earth is now suffering the greatest loss of species since the extinction of the dinosaurs.

Despite efforts to preserve their environments, at least 30% of all land, fresh-water and marine animals will go extinct within the next fifty years. Growth in human populations has led to habitat destruction caused by the need for agricultural land, by over-fishing, by pollution, and by the acidification of the oceans. These changes are well documented by the United Nations Environment Programme, the International Union for the Conservation of Nature and by meetings at The Royal Society.

The Frozen Ark Project was set up in 1996 as a response to this crisis. Its objective is simple - to save samples of frozen cells containing DNA from endangered animals before they go extinct. Almost every single cell in an animal carries a complete blueprint of the animal stored in its DNA. Unless we save this information now it will be lost forever. The need is urgent

This is not an alternative to preserving animals in their natural environments or to keeping them in zoos, but a crucially important extra insurance.

Only very tiny samples are needed. They can be taken without pain to the animal concerned. Samples can be obtained from mouth swabs, from small numbers of hairs or feathers, from blood samples taken in routine veterinary treatments, or even from faeces. Once frozen, cells can be stored safely at very low temperatures, potentially for hundreds of years, in very little space. Ten million samples could be kept within the volume of an average house.

If they are frozen under the right conditions, many cells can be revived and regrown. Recent developments in molecular biology suggest that in the not-distant future animals could be recreated from these cells.

The frozen samples can also help currently endangered animals that have not yet gone extinct, to stay healthy by increasing genetic variation within their populations.

The Frozen Ark has now established a consortium of twenty-two major zoos, aquaria, museums and research institutions in eight countries around the world.  All of them share our aims."
biology  conservation  database  genetics  biodiversity 
august 2015 by robertogreco
Anonymous Press
"1. Anonymous Press (Α–Π) is a self-sufficient publishing platform.

2. Every publication by Α–Π is a byproduct of an individual and a database, i.e. Google Image Search.

3. Human author defines the topic, the content and the form is generated from the most relevant images found online.

4. Each publication is added to a public library.

5. Every item in the library can be printed on-demand and is available to everyone for a small fee covering shipping and production costs.

6. Publications are sorted in a chronological order.

7. Α–Π does not own, nor is responsible for the content generated by its users."
database  human  magazine  publishing  anonymouspress  publishers  googleimagesearch  on-demand  ondemand  printing 
february 2013 by robertogreco
"We know our data is weird. We know our data is incomplete. We'll fix it.

The point is that we are still feeling the shape of what's in there. All of this stuff has been locked away for so long, in the shadows of the database or in institutional histories, that we're going to have to spend some serious time digging it all out.

We will.

One of the ways we're trying to do this is by holding hands with other institutions and sources. We've been actively trying to build concordances between our data and projects like Wikipedia and Freebase and other cultural institutions like MoMA.

We've started with the people in our collection, the individual and corporations who've had a hand in the objects we steward. Eventually we'd like to do the same for topics and temporal periods and even for our objects.

Currently we're publishing concordances for about five sources but that's only because they were easy to get started with and they could be used to model interactions around.

For example, we don't have a biography of Ray Eames. Arguably if there's anyone in our collection that we should be writing our own biographies for it's her. But we don't and that same measure doesn't necessarily apply to everyone in our collection. And for those people – maybe all the people – we need to ask the question: Why are we, each of us as institutions, burning time we could be using talking about the work we collect rewriting the same biographies over and over again?

Let's be honest and admit that in many instances the Wikipedia community is simply doing a better job of it. So yeah, of course we're going to build on, and celebrate, their contribution."
museums  rewriting  concordances  stewards  stewardship  culture  database  databases  moma  freebase  wikipedia  data  api  2012  cooper-hewitt  aaronstraupcope  rayeames  wilipedia  community  collections  tms  from delicious
november 2012 by robertogreco
Spatial Agency
"…a project that presents a new way of looking at how buildings & space can be produced. Moving away from architecture's traditional focus on the look and making of buildings, Spatial Agency proposes a much more expansive field of opportunities in which architects and non-architects can operate. It suggests other ways of doing architecture.

In the spirit of Cedric Price the project started with the belief that a building is not necessarily the best solution to a spatial problem. The project attempts to uncover a second history of architecture, one that moves sharply away from the figure of the architect as individual hero, & replaces it with a much more collaborative approach in which agents act with, & on behalf of, others.

In all the examples on this website, there is a transformative intent to make the status quo better, but the means are very varied, from activism to pedagogy, publications to networking, making stuff to making policy - all done in the name of empowering others…"
centerforurbanpedagogy  mockbee  santiagocirugeda  coophimmelblau  freeuniversity  hackitectura  teamzoo  yalebuildingproject  wuzhiqiao  wholeearthcatalog  colinward  urbanfarming  supertanker  self-organization  selforganization  raumlabor  victorpapanek  eziomazini  jaimelerner  iwb  cohousing  mikedavis  doorsofperception  johnthackara  teddycruz  buckminsterfuller  centerforlanduseinterpretation  atelierbow-wow  elemental  antfarm  ruralstudio  amo  collaborativeproduction  collaboration  networking  policy  holisticapproach  systemsthinking  systemsdesign  activism  spacialagency  jeremytill  tatjanaschneider  nishantawan  matterofconcern  brunolatour  transformativeintent  openstudioproject  lcproject  empowerment  via:cityofsound  cedricprice  resource  designthinking  database  urbanism  space  uk  design  research  architecture  from delicious
august 2012 by robertogreco
Haunt the Border
"Border Haunt is an attempt to bring two different databases associated with the U.S.-Mexico border into contact with one another for the duration of one day. It is an invitation to join a temporary network of people from across the world and participate in an aesthetic and political experiment, in what I’m calling a border database collision.

The first of the two databases involved in the collision acts as an archive of migrants that have died while attempting undocumented crossings of the U.S.-Mexico border territory. These deaths are caused by the extreme environmental conditions of the desert, the anonymous violence of vigilantes, abusive law enforcement officers, and other causes. There are over 2000 entries in this database."

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art  hacking  javascript  borders  mexico  us  database  from delicious
july 2011 by robertogreco
Flickr: LA Historic-Cultural Monuments
"The City of Los Angeles has over 500 designated "historical-cultural monuments" that define the cultural heritage of this city. A complete list of the Historic-cultural monuments is contained in the book: Landmark L.A ( ) or online ( ).

Help create a photo database of historic-cultural monuments in Los Angeles. Please follow the groups format: Namber of building or place as the title and the HCM number as the subtitle. You will have to look up the HCM number at one of the above references."
via:straup  losangeles  landmarks  history  culture  architecture  database  monuments  flickr  photography  heritage  from delicious
february 2011 by robertogreco
Country Studies
"This website contains the on-line versions of books previously published in hard copy by the Federal Research Division of the Library of Congress as part of the Country Studies/Area Handbook Series sponsored by the U.S. Department of the Army between 1986 and 1998. Each study offers a comprehensive description and analysis of the country or region's historical setting, geography, society, economy, political system, and foreign policy."
database  demographics  economics  countries  culture  geography  books  reference  countrystudies  studies  international  world  government  history  education  statistics  data  from delicious
november 2010 by robertogreco
Free Video Clips - Streaming Online Videos - EncycloMedia
"™ is a free video encyclopedia that covers everything you need to know or want to learn. If your passion is entertainment, fitness, health, history, nature, people, science, spirituality, religion, or travel - free video encyclopedia provides the access you need. And if you'd like to take a break and have a little fun, we have free videos<br />
that will make you laugh too.<br />
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People learn in a variety of ways and we've designed our online video encyclopedia to be an easy way to learn by letting you watch informative and relevant videos with some helpful description. You'll learn and be entertained at the same time. Whether you wish to become well versed in a variety of subjects, become a master of one, or simply enjoy dabbling, this free online video encyclopedia makes it possible. With our various featured and popular video sections, you'll find it easy to discover material that piques your interest."
encyclomedia  encyclopedia  creativecommons  archives  archive  culture  database  history  media  reference  film  video  from delicious
october 2010 by robertogreco
Sergey Brin’s Search for a Parkinson’s Cure | Magazine
In other words, Brin is proposing to bypass centuries of scientific epistemology in favor of a more Googley kind of science. He wants to collect data first, then hypothesize, and then find the patterns that lead to answers. And he has the money and the algorithms to do it...But, surprisingly, the concept of genetic information as toxic has persisted, possibly because it presumes that people aren’t equipped to learn about themselves...“People were predicting catastrophic reactions,” Green recalls. “Depression, suicide, quitting their jobs, abandoning their families. They were anticipating the worst.” But that isn’t what happened....In other words, given what seems like very bad news, most of us would do what Sergey Brin did: Go over our options, get some advice, and move on with life...Can a model fueled by data sets and computational power compete with the gold standard of research?
sergeybrin  google  23andme  parkinsons  genetics  genomics  datamining  database  data  dna  disease  medicine  future  search  health  innovation  science  research 
july 2010 by robertogreco
140kit: application : welcome
"Research: 140kit is more than your personal stash of Tweets; when you signup, you have access to two powerful default scrape types: You can either search terms (with/without our similar term branching algorithm enabled) from this moment using the powerful Streaming API or soon access one of our Whitelisted machines for REST access to collect as many tweets as possible from any number of accounts.

Explore: Once your data collection is complete, you have access to an expanding list of analytical offerings to measure your data sets rapidly and in new ways. From there, you can quickly export data, view general charts, and soon have access to an experimental re-tweet network graph visualization. Use this data for academic research, one-off fact-checking blog posts, or anything else you can think of, really.

Collaborate: What if you wanted to combine multiple data sets and look at their sum value?..."
twitter  microblogging  datamining  rss  database  research  scraping  api  data  analysis  via:robinsloan 
july 2010 by robertogreco Search over 57000 videos and 7 million photos
"View more than 57,000 historic videos and 7 million photos for FREE in one of the world's largest collections of royalty-free archival stock footage. Offering immediate downloads in more than 10 formats starting at just $1.97 (Consumer); $30 (Pro)."
via:cburell  archive  archives  creativecommons  history  images  socialstudies  database  videos  media  photography  criticalpast  education  film  tcsnmy 
july 2010 by robertogreco
Self-organizing map - Wikipedia
"A self-organizing map (SOM) or self-organizing feature map (SOFM) is a type of artificial neural network that is trained using unsupervised learning to produce a low-dimensional (typically two-dimensional), discretized representation of the input space of the training samples, called a map. Self-organizing maps are different from other artificial neural networks in the sense that they use a neighborhood function to preserve the topological properties of the input space."
maps  mathematics  networks  optimization  datamining  database  clustering  classification  algorithms  ai  learning  programming  research  statistics  visualization  neuralnetworks  mapping  som  self-organizingmaps 
june 2010 by robertogreco
Growing the Movement - Practical Theory
"let's start 1,000 EduCons all over the events...aggregate ideas. And, in the words of Arlo Guthrie, "Friends, they may call it a movement."
change  chrislehmann  database  education  educon  technology  web2.0  unconferences  todo  conferences  networking  teaching  schools  gamechanging  tcsnmy  lcproject 
june 2010 by robertogreco
noah | networked organisms and habitats
"Noah is a tool that nature lovers can use to explore and document local wildlife and a common technology platform that research groups can use to harness the power of citizen scientists everywhere."
animals  biodiversity  iphone  crowdsourcing  biology  environment  database  ecology  education  nature  mobile  mapping  data  wildlife  science  plants  network  geo  geolocation  applications  ios 
june 2010 by robertogreco
How To Decode Your Car's VIN - How To Decode A VIN - Jalopnik
"The Vehicle Information Number (VIN) plate on cars is a clever way to communicate everything about a car in a simple, hard-to-duplicate format. Below, we show you how to decode any vehicle's 17-digit VIN number.
cars  automobiles  diy  vin  numbers  registration  database  security  decode  howto  tools 
february 2010 by robertogreco
Paul Halsall/Fordham University: Internet History Sourcebooks Project
"The Internet History Sourcebooks Project is a collection of public domain and copy-permitted historical texts presented cleanly (without advertising or excessive layout) for educational use."
education  art  teaching  online  database  primarysources  reference  literature  research  religion  resources  encyclopedia  search  documents  medieval  ancient  europe  history  ebooks  books  archives  world  socialstudies 
december 2009 by robertogreco
The Blueprints, reference image database, with more than 37000 blueprints, templates, 3/4/5-views and drawings
"Cars (11661), Motorcycles (1765), Trucks (2087), Buses (417), Ships (6584), Trains (588), WW1 Airplanes (358), WW2 Airplanes (1968), Modern Airplanes (4919), Tanks (3455), Weapons (405), Science Fiction (1947), Humans (116), Phones (517), Miscelaeneous (249)"
blueprints  database  3d  archive  drawings  illustration  graphicdesign  graphics  reference  architecture  art  drawing  design  blender  vector  lightwave  cg  stock  models  images  free  via:kottke 
november 2009 by robertogreco
Librarians' Internet Index
"The LII Mission Statement: The mission of Librarians' Internet Index is to provide a well-organized point of access for reliable, trustworthy, librarian-selected websites, serving California, the nation, and the world."
via:javierarbona  internet  librarians  searchengine  search  reference  online  web  teaching  libraries  database  research  authority 
november 2009 by robertogreco
Safari Books Online 6.0: A Cloud Library as an alternate model for ebooks - O'Reilly Radar
"Here’s the rub: most people thinking about ebooks are focused on creating an electronic recreation of print books, complete with downloadable files and devices that look and feel like books. This is a bit like pointing a camera at a stage play and concluding that was the essence of filmmaking!"
publishing  libraries  ebooks  database  oreilly  media  cloudcomputing  online  mobile  books  web  cloud  future  ui 
november 2009 by robertogreco
Archival Sound Recordings
"Explore 44,500 selected recordings of music, spoken word, and human and natural environments: accents and dialects; arts, literature and performance; classical music; environment and nature; jazz and popular music; oral history; sound recording history; world and traditional music"
art  history  music  uk  britishlibrary  library  sounds  recordings  samples  ethnography  multimedia  database  free  audio  sound  online  world  jazz  classical  environment  nature  arts  literature  poetry  accents  spokenword  media  archives  repository  tcsnmy  libraries 
september 2009 by robertogreco
The Soldier in Later Medieval England
"The Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) has awarded a Research Grant worth just under £500,000 to Dr Adrian Bell of the ICMA Centre and Professor Anne Curry of the University of Southampton to challenge assumptions about the emergence of professional soldiery between 1369 and 1453.
england  history  military  databases  soldiers  medieval  genealogy  database  archives 
july 2009 by robertogreco
"The Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act of 2006 (Transparency Act) requires a single searchable website, accessible by the public for free that includes for each Federal award:
politics  economics  us  policy  data  database  statistics  api  taxes  accountability  finance  congress  spending  budget  transparency  government  money 
july 2009 by robertogreco
David Rumsey Historical Map Collection
"Welcome to the David Rumsey Map Collection Database and Blog. The Map Database has many viewers and the Blog has numerous categories.

The historical map collection has over 58,000 maps and images online. The collection includes rare 16th through 20th century North American and South American maps and other cartographic materials. Historic maps of the World, Europe, Asia, and Africa are also represented.

Popular collection categories are antique atlas, globe, school geography, maritime chart, state, county, city, pocket, wall & case, children's, and manuscript maps. Search examples: Pictorial maps, United States maps, Geology maps, California map, Afghanistan map, America map, New York City map, Chicago map, and U.S. Civil War maps. Browse map categories: What, Where, Who, When. The collection is used to study history, art, genealogy, explorations, and family history."
maps  mapping  cartography  database  visualization  geography  collection  library  archives  history  libraries 
march 2009 by robertogreco
inspiring touch-related interaction design | re/touch: an encyclopædia of touch and culture
"re/touch brings together hundreds of cross-cultural examples of social norms and values involving touch—all categorised according to actions related to touching.
design  ethnography  rfid  database  interactiondesign  ixd  gestures  haptic  quotes  touch  senses  interface  resources  reference  research  culture  theory 
february 2009 by robertogreco
Pipl - People Search
"The most comprehensive people search on the web" Scary.
people  privacy  database  searchengine  web  online  internet  identity  pipl  peoplesearch  search 
february 2009 by robertogreco
Reinvented Software - Together for Mac OS X - Keep Your Stuff Together, Find It Again Instantly
"Together lets you keep everything in one place. Text, documents, images, movies, sounds, web pages and bookmarks can all be dragged to Together for safe keeping, tagged, previewed, collected together in different ways and found again instantly."
software  mac  osx  organization  tagging  productivity  library  database  applications  together  notes  via:preoccupations  libraries 
february 2009 by robertogreco
LittleSis - LittleSis is an involuntary facebook of powerful Americans, collaboratively edited and maintained by people like you.
"It's easier than ever to spot the symptoms of corruption and cronyism in our political process. Ordinary Americans have never felt more shut out from all levels of government, more excluded from economic gains & more powerless to remedy the problems facing their communities & the world. Meanwhile, the powerful networks of individuals who've enjoyed unprecedented influence, wealth & access while steering our country towards its present crisis continue to elude responsibility in the public spotlight. We all know that the need for fundamental change is urgent. Americans everywhere are pushing back against a broken system that bankrupts and disempowers them. But to effectively push back, we have to study & document the social networks that have our democracy in a stranglehold. We have to expose the individuals & institutions that abuse their power to enrich themselves and their cronies...we have to make common cause & share this information freely."
via:kottke  culture  politics  government  activism  transparency  database  us  elitism  elite  corruption  money  people  facebook  littlesis 
january 2009 by robertogreco
National Atlas home page
"Maps of America are what you'll find and make on™. Maps of innovation and vision that illustrate our changing Nation. Maps that capture and depict the patterns, conditions, and trends of American life. Maps that supplement interesting articles. Maps that tell their own stories. Maps that cover all of the United States or just your area of interest. Maps that are accurate and reliable from more than 20 Federal organizations. Maps about America's people, heritage, and resources. Maps that will help you, your children, your colleagues, and your friends understand the United States and its place in the world.
maps  us  via:javierarbona  database  cartography  mapping  geography  demographics  gis  statistics  government  data  visualization  history  politics  science  environment 
december 2008 by robertogreco
Magic/Replace - Data Cleanup for Everyone from Dabble DB
"Magic/Replace is a tool to make changes to all of the rows of a data table at once."
AJAX  excel  spreadsheets  database  webapp  generator  databases  converter  tables  tools  free  cleanup  replace 
december 2008 by robertogreco
Think Anatomy
"We’ve found links to the best anatomy resources on the Internet, categorized them, reviewed them, and put them in one place for you—ThinkAnatomy. Not everyone can get their study needs met through lecture, lab, and a textbook. You probably find yourself searching for other study aids. But, we also know how frustrating it can be to search the Internet for good resources, and let’s be honest, there’s a lot of bad information out there."
human  anatomy  biology  science  visualization  illustration  3d  database  teaching  learning  studyguides  tcsnmy  medical  medicine  elearning  reference  education 
november 2008 by robertogreco News | Exposing Bush's historic abuse of power
"Salon has uncovered new evidence of post-9/11 spying on Americans. Obtained documents point to a potential investigation of the White House that could rival Watergate."
via:regine  politics  law  surveillance  power  crime  database  corruption  datamining  abuse  georgewbush  panopticon  NSA 
august 2008 by robertogreco
LibraryThing | Catalog your books online
"Enter what you're reading or your whole library—it's an easy, library-quality catalog. LibraryThing also connects you with people who read the same things."
books  onlinetoolkit  learning  discussion  cataloging  librarything  socialsoftware  collaboration  socialnetworking  libraries  catalog  folksonomy  organization  tagging  tags  database  reading  community  social  online  literature  web 
july 2008 by robertogreco The Internet Movie Cars Database
"You will find here one of the most complete list on the web about cars, bikes, trucks and other vehicles seen in movies, image captures and information about them. To start your visit on the site, you can search for a movie by typing a part of its title in the search box in the top right corner of the page, or select a make in the list below."
film  cars  database  reference  search 
july 2008 by robertogreco
The End of Theory: The Data Deluge Makes the Scientific Method Obsolete
"Sensors everywhere. Infinite storage. Clouds of processors. Our ability to capture, warehouse, and understand massive amounts of data is changing science, medicine, business, and technology. As our collection of facts and figures grows, so will the oppor
science  statistics  data  google  theory  philosophy  technology  future  database  cloudcomputing  datamining  collaboration  complexity  chrisanderson  visualization  perception  math  information  economics  computing  computers  brain  psychology 
june 2008 by robertogreco
Freebase: an open, shared database of the world's knowledge
"an open database of the world’s information. It’s built by the community and for the community – free for anyone to query, contribute to, build applications on top of, or integrate into their websites."
database  opensource  web2.0  data  search  knowledge  opencontent  wisdomofcrowds  wikipedia  wiki  metaweb  datamining  databases  creativecommons  crowdsourcing  opendata 
june 2008 by robertogreco
Linus Pauling Research Notebooks - Special Collections
"As with many scientists, Linus Pauling utilized bound notebooks to keep track of the details of his research as it unfolded. A testament to the remarkable length and diversity of Dr. Pauling's career, the Pauling Papers holdings include forty-six research notebooks spanning the years of 1922 to 1994 and covering any number of the scientific fields in which Dr. Pauling involved himself. In this regard, the notebooks contain many of Pauling's laboratory calculations and experimental data, as well as scientific conclusions, ideas for further research and numerous autobiographical musings."
linuspauling  experiments  science  chemistry  notebooks  notetaking  database  history  notes  reference 
may 2008 by robertogreco
Datamob: public data put to good use
"Datamob highlights the connection between public data posted by governments and public institutions and the interfaces people are building to explore that data"
data  visualization  database  internet  technology  government  public  interface  via:migurski 
april 2008 by robertogreco
Remember everything. | Evernote Corporation
"Evernote allows you to easily capture information in any environment using whatever device or platform you find most convenient, and makes this information accessible and searchable at anytime, from anywhere."
software  productivity  evernote  memory  web  online  internet  search  bookmarks  bookmarking  aggregator  semanticweb  webapps  notetaking  mindmapping  gtd  memex  database  onlinetoolkit  iphone  notebooks  notes 
april 2008 by robertogreco
Datawocky: More data usually beats better algorithms
"To sum up, if you have limited resources, add more data rather than fine-tuning the weights on your fancy machine-learning algorithm. Of course, you have to be judicious in your choice of the data to add to your data set."
algorithms  code  computers  computing  database  databases  datamining  efficiency  statistics  semanticweb  programming  netflix  research  metadata  learning  search 
april 2008 by robertogreco
Vintage Logos - a photoset on Flickr
"Collection of vintage logos from a mid-70's edition of the book World of Logotypes."
logos  brand  graphics  history  branding  icons  identity  design  database  typography 
march 2008 by robertogreco
Fight looms over consumer database - Los Angeles Times
"Industry groups are vigorously fighting a proposal for an Internet site where complaints about products, such as toys, could be posted."
influence  consumer  database  products  toys  freedom 
march 2008 by robertogreco
THOMAS (Library of Congress)
"In the spirit of Thomas Jefferson, legislative information from the Library of Congress"
democracy  us  politics  law  legislation  transparency  databases  database  constitution  courts  tracking  voting  publicdomain  government  Congress  reference 
february 2008 by robertogreco
Official Google Docs Blog: Stop sharing spreadsheets, start collecting information
"We're really excited to bring you forms! Create a form in a Google Docs spreadsheet and send it out to anyone with an email address. They won't need to sign in, and they can respond directly from the email message or from an automatically generated web p
google  googleapps  googledocs  forms  access  filesharing  productivity  webapps  excel  surveys  statistics  spreadsheets  documents  database  data  survey 
february 2008 by robertogreco
Conceptual Trends and Current Topics: Incremental Vs. Discrete Content
"Micro-incremental growth is an under-appreciated element of successful new media. This method is way beyond issuing beta versions, because there are no versions, just ever tiny modifications, some of which are not even improvements but simply changes."
wikipedia  change  growth  citizendium  jimmywales  crowdsourcing  quality  time  wikis  wikiasearch  slow  longterm  kevinkelly  content  encyclopedias  semantic  semanticweb  internet  web  online  data  database  information  knowledge 
january 2008 by robertogreco
William Gibson
"Did Borges ever imagine a library in which we could know which volumes users were thinking about consulting?"
books  database  technology  libraries  google  search  williamgibson  borges 
january 2008 by robertogreco
Cory Doctorow: why personal data is like nuclear waste | Technology |
"We should treat personal electronic data with the same care and respect as weapons-grade plutonium - it is dangerous, long-lasting and once it has leaked there's no getting it back"
corydoctorow  data  democracy  government  information  privacy  politics  law  technology  security  database  rights  tracking  future  uk 
january 2008 by robertogreco
EveryBlock: A news feed for your block.
"The easiest way to keep track of what’s happening on your block, in your neighborhood and all over your city — like restaurant inspections in Chinatown, crimes in the Loop or everything around 473 Kent Ave."
aggregator  business  cartography  cities  citizenjournalism  chicago  nyc  civics  community  crime  data  database  datavisualization  government  hyperlocal  information  multimedia  media  maps  mapping  locative  location  local  location-based  networking  newmedia  socialnetworking  social  software  visualization  webdesign  travel  urban  usability  journalism  innovation  sanfrancisco  news  neighborhoods  webdev 
january 2008 by robertogreco
80 Million Tiny Images
"We present a visualization of all the nouns in the English language arranged by semantic meaning. Each of the tiles in the mosaic is an arithmetic average of images relating to one of 53,463 nouns. The images for each word were obtained using Google's Im
datavisualization  database  words  language  english  graphics  images  photography  visualization 
january 2008 by robertogreco - Homepage
"A rule of thumb turns information you have into information you need. The goal of this website is to gather every rule of thumb on earth into one gargantuan, easily searchable online reference database that will be accessible from anywhere in the world a
advice  collaboration  database  ruleofthumb  information  howto  patterns  quotes  social  international  trivia  tips  rules  knowledge 
january 2008 by robertogreco
Urban Mapping Gives Us Free Neighborhoods
"Until now there has been no freely available source of neighborhood data for geohackers. As of this morning Urban Mapping is providing free access to their neighborhood database via an API."
api  cities  data  database  everyware  hyperlocal  internet  local  location  mapping  maps  urban  neighborhoods 
january 2008 by robertogreco
The Public-Domain Movie Database
"An In-Depth, Detailed Look at your Favorite Public-Domain Movies. A Searchable DataBase of Public-Domain Movie Information, Episode Guides and More."
film  publicdomain  movies  archive  copyright  database  free 
november 2007 by robertogreco
Librarians' Internet Index
"Every Thursday morning we send out our free newsletter, New This Week, which features dozens of high-quality websites carefully selected, described, and organized by our team of librarians. Topics include current events and issues, holidays and seasons,
catalog  encyclopedia  librarians  libraries  education  learning  directory  knowledge  internet  web  database  databases  information  portal  literacy  evaluation  reference  search  research  content  teaching 
november 2007 by robertogreco
"Erowid is a member-supported organization providing access to reliable, non-judgmental information about psychoactive plants and chemicals and related issues. We work with academic, medical, and experiential experts to develop and publish new resources,
drugs  experience  medicine  mind  neuroscience  health  psychology  subculture  substance  science  database 
november 2007 by robertogreco
"Artabase lets you know what's on in Galleries around the world, then stores this information in a growing archive of art history."
art  events  galleries  reference  cities  international  culture  database 
november 2007 by robertogreco - Your Guide To The Gods. Mythology with a twist!
"We have more Gods than you can shake a stick at. Godchecker's Mythology Encyclopedia currently features over 2,850 deities. Browse the pantheons of the world, explore ancient myths, and discover Gods of everything from Fertility to Fluff with the fully s
archaeology  saints  folklore  faith  myth  myths  stories  greek  history  world  religion  reference  database  mythology  gods  encyclopedia  tcsnmy  education 
october 2007 by robertogreco Tool For Thought
"There's a longstanding assumption that the modern, web-enabled PC is the realization of the Memex, but if you go back and look at Bush's essay, he was describing something more specific -- a personal research tool that would learn as you interacted with
devonthink  applications  mac  osx  research  notetaking  search  study  methodology  informationmanagement  information  data  database  classification  stevenjohnson  memory  productivity 
october 2007 by robertogreco
Journler - Wherever Life Takes You
"Journler is a daily notebook and entry based information manager. Scholars, teachers, students, professors, scientists, thinkers, the business minded and writers of every persuasion use it on a daily basis to connect the written word with the media most
mac  osx  software  applications  journals  database  blogging  documents  mindmap  record  organization  writing  tools 
october 2007 by robertogreco
[] Search for books, music, videos, articles and more in libraries near you
"the world's largest network of library content and lets you search the collections of libraries in your community and thousands more around the world...Search many libraries at once for an item and then locate it in a library near
aggregator  books  libraries  database  journals  catalogs  research  search  onlinetoolkit  collections  online  resources  databases  searchengine  cataloging  worldcat  bibliography  literature  reference  library  music  catalog  free 
october 2007 by robertogreco | Money and Politics: Illuminating the Connection
" brings together campaign contributions and how legislators vote, providing an unprecedented window into the connections between money and politics. We currently cover the California Legislature and U.S. Congress."
activism  corruption  politics  money  influence  government  funding  transparency  us  records  visualization  business  congress  economics  policy  voting  democracy  database  datavisualization  mapping  maps  statistics  open 
july 2007 by robertogreco
Index Mundi - Country Facts
"This site contains detailed country information compiled from multiple sources."
demographics  data  geography  global  maps  statistics  world  reference  research  international  countries  economics  economy  charts  business  database  facts 
february 2007 by robertogreco
The Rosetta Project
"The Rosetta Project is a global collaboration of language specialists and native speakers building a publicly accessible online archive of ALL documented human languages."
ethnography  linguistics  language  data  dictionary  encyclopedia  libraries  society  world  international  history  globalization  collaboration  community  reference  resources  archives  archive  anthropology  museums  global  future  futurism  database  culture  dictionaries 
january 2007 by robertogreco
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