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This blogsphere attempts to capture, catalog and share resources relating to visual perception of information. It is about a world mostly dealing with Physical (Touch, Taste, See/Sight, Smell and Hear) and sometimes Metaphysical (and that is none-of-the-above category). Physical, for instance, touch (e.g., feel, felt, found), look and visualization, is here with an attempt to combine verbal, vocal and visual--to synchronously see, hear, share and do much more. Interestingly, in order to visualize one does not need special skills, competencies, etc. It is all about common sense, especially with human visualizations. In short, "information is in the eye of the beholder." Continue reading much more all-ado-about this Blogosphere

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October 18, 2015

"The words and images speak for themselves and succeed on their own terms" in Unflattening by Nick Sousanis


 A Doctoral dissertation in graphic novel form:

"The primacy of words over images has deep roots in Western culture. But what if the two are inextricably linked, equal partners in meaning-making? Written and drawn entirely as comics, Unflattening is an experiment in visual thinking. Nick Sousanis defies conventional forms of scholarly discourse to offer readers both a stunning work of graphic art and a serious inquiry into the ways humans construct knowledge."

"Written and drawn entirely as comics, Unflattening is an experiment in visual thinking. "
  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press (April 20, 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0674744438
  •       Table of Contents
    • 1. Flatness
    • Interlude: Flatland
    • 2. The Importance of Seeing Double and Then Some
    • 3. The Shape of Our Thoughts
    • 4. Our Bodies in Motion
    • 5. The Fifth Dimension
    • 6. Ruts
    • Interlude: Strings Attached
    • 7. Vectors
    • 8. Awaking
    • Notes
    • Bibliography
    • Acknowledgments
    • Early Sketches

February 16, 2015

21 Stunning Bookshelves You’ll Want for Your Home

candleIt’s every book lover’s dream to have an in-house library, and we’ve rounded up a few dozen beautiful bookshelf ideas to inspire your own! ... Much more http://media.bookbub.com/blog/2015/01/21/21-awesome-bookshelf-ideas

August 17, 2014

Mapping the intellectual structure in the area of humanities: Visualizing citation networks

  • Matteo Romanello (German Archaeological Institut): Exploring citation networks to study intertextuality in classics. Filmed at the University at Buffalo, SUNY.

    Jill Walker Rettberg’s Visualizing Networks of Electronic Literature maps the fragmentary and dynamic field of electronic literature by analyzing citations in 44 doctoral dissertations published between 2002 and 2013. Applying “distant reading” strategies to the ELMCIP Knowledge Base, Rettberg identifies key works in the field, shifting genres, and changing approaches to scholarship.

  • Visualising Networks of Electronic Literature: Dissertations and the Creative Works They Cite, by Jill Walker Rettberg
  •  A Co-Citation Network for Philosophy
  • Literary DNA and Google Books
  • Networking the Belfast Group through the Automated Semantic Enhancement of Existing Digital Content
  • The Trouble with Tagging
  •  Hacking Networks in the Humanities
  • June 08, 2014

    A Creative Visual Formula to Know Readability in 'My Library' @ CARTOONS BY TOM GAULD

    1770461043 You're All Just Jealous of My Jetpack: Cartoons
    By Tom Gauld -- Tom Gauld lives in London. His comics frequently appear in The Guardian, The New York Times, and The Believer. He has designed a number of book covers. 

    Which color dominates in your library? (cartoon)

    My book of cartoons ‘You’re All Just Jealous of my Jetpack’ is available now:US: http://www.amazon.com/dp/1770461043UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1770461043Other stockists and info at www.tomgauld.com
    what’s the difference between “intending to read” and “saving for when I have more time”? or between “pretend I’ve read” and “purely for show”  Source:  book of cartoons ‘You’re All Just Jealous of my Jetpack  
    Review: ""Tom Gauld is pretty brilliant. You’re All Just Jealous of My Jetpack.. is ... dark and funny. Some of the best comics in the collection are the bookish ones, taking chummy digs at everyone from Martin Amis to the Brontës to “proper literature.” —Flavorwire 
    -- (see also notes)
    On the same shelf:
    •  What kind of library user are you (Quiz)?  Are you a “Library Lover”? An “Information Omnivore”? Or are you totally “Off the Grid”? Take our library engagement quiz to learn how your library habits and attitudes stack up against the general population.
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    May 22, 2014

    The Life Cycle of Ideas -- Visualizing Citations

    Note: * * * Here is an article using the techniques of citation analysis. By implication, is very similar to  a visualization of Dr. SR Ranganathan's idea plane!!!.Here is one sample of citation analysis, visualized as Dr. SR Ranganathan's idea plane!!! (more this here). Co-incidentally,  Ranganathan's colleague, Dr G. Bhattacharya (@ DRTC), developed the idea of popsi (Postulate-based Permuted Subject Indexing), and the following image and article appear in a journal Popular Science, whose acronym is popsci.***

    'How scientific concepts rise and fall,' By Katie Peek
    -- image courtesy: popsci.com

    • Life sciences tend to have a flatter citations trend [shaded portion], perhaps because ideas in the field are easier for other experts to grasp—in contrast to fields like mathematics—so it takes less time for them to catch on.
    • Among the authors who wrote multiple top papers [arcs that link dots] are five Nobel laureates. John Pople, a theoretical chemist who won in 1998, appears twice in multidisciplinary chemistry and three times in physical chemistry. 
    • Large numbers of authors [dots] tend to appear on more recent papers, as in environmental science. Ambitious experiments today can require hundreds of scientists, and in some fields big collaborations can lead to very long author lists. 
    • The most-cited papers [black music notes]have longer lifetimes than others [shaded portions]. Some are methods papers, which lay out experimental techniques other scientists use. Others articulate important theories, cited for decades.
     On the same shelf:
    •  Everything is Editorial: Why Algorithms are Hand-Made, Human, and Not Just for Search Anymore by Aaron Kirschenfeld