About this Blogsphere:

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

Akbani is a Cutchi Memon family name.

September 26, 2006

Today's rant - Touch it...

judith meskill's knowledge notes...

on knowledge notes...
...all abstract knowledge is only a faded reality: this is because to understand the world knowledge is not enough, you must see it, touch it, live in its presence and drink the vital heat of existence in the very heart of reality...

Hymn of the Universe by Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

September 21, 2006

Communicating via graphics - Information Visualized

Thus spake Dave, The Industrial Librarian, at his blog:

I've discovered a great blog, Creating Passionate Users. This blog is worth checking out for the graphics alone, which are great at capturing the essence of the blog posting (very handy for those of us only scanning the postings....) Thanks Dave

NB. By the way don't miss another graphics, creative visualization of The indexed Blog, whose profile states:
This site is a little project that lets me make fun of some things and sense of others. I use it to think a little more relationally without resorting to doing actual math.

September 14, 2006

Information visualization and Documentation of the Infostructure

What are the trends in information visualization? It is time that some effort is made to document, what, where, when, which, who and how of the information visualization is taking place. The following is one such trend and discussion:
Information visualization conversation with Fernanda Viegas and Mike Migurski

""(...) if you look at the academic information visualization community, researchers aren't focusing on the social side of their applications. Infovis folks love to explore techniques that allow them to scale the data they are showing. But what happens when you scale the audience that's looking at a visualization?" (Peter Merholz - IDEA 2006 Blog) Continue reading

Information and data visualizations seem to be taking off as artifacts suitable for sharing. I’m reminded of the buzz a couple years ago around extisp.icio.us, which visualized your del.icio.us tags (and this before the prominence of tag clouds). This allowed you to create a kind of visualized avatar of yourself. (Which in turn reminds me of “Personal Dictionaries”, an art project from 1995, where people’s additions to their word processor’s dictionary were overlaid on their photograph.) Keep reading

September 02, 2006

New this month - Come September

My book just released.
This book in short deals with what appeals the matter, as traffic of ideas & bandwidth in business world; and what appeals the soul, as a journey towards the transcendental in order to get the required spiritual care for our daily life)

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Cyber Worship in Multifaith Perspectives, Mohamed Taher