graph of influence

09 Aug 2012
Posted by Pete

An attempt at graphing every idea in history using wikipedia "influenced by" information.

The Graph of Ideas

Posted by Pete

Interesting concept (and a great bit of whiteboard animation!).

Posted by Emma

One day meeting in Bristol in the BIG Lab with Mike F, Pete, Tom, Angeliki and Emma.

The focus of the meeting was to catch up on the intervention designs and see how these would fit together at the deployment stage. We discussed various aspects of the technologies we plan to implement, including interaction techniques, iterative designs and the potential for future collaboration between the different sites. 


Posted by Pete

This meeting included the entire consortium for four days of presenting, brainstorming and planning. After our PI meeting and Fish and Chips on day one we led with PhD presentations from Tom, Emma and Danny on topics as diverse as Ethnography of Archaeological Practice, Virtual Book Shelves and Web 2.0 and Academia. The afternoon led with a series of PechaKucha presentations (20 slides each 20 seconds) as we set the tone for the meeting and presented some of the concepts which emerged from the Hackfest in Bristol and the Ideas meeting Southampton. These presentations led to a creatively heated debate which tested the academic borders of the project and focused us on the project's core mission. Day three was more sedate as we focused on planning the project timetable for the next year and structuring the work packages. We devised a grouping strategy which divided the project into Framework Concepts, Interaction Design and Technical Systems and set about devising a plan for the first two deployments. It was agreed that the first deployments would take place in a records office (focusing on genealogy research) and a lab within the archaeology department in Southampton. Day four was given over to admin – planning dates and times for our next meetings and agreeing deliverables before returning home.


Quotes of the Day

10 Nov 2010
Posted by Martyn

A couple of quotes that we used when putting the PATINA proposal together:

"Even the most perfect reproduction of a work of art is lacking in one element: its presence in time and space; its unique existence at the place where it happens to be. This unique existence of the work of art determined this history to which it was subject throughout the time of its existence."

Walter Benjamin: Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction in Illuminations 

 "Images of the virtual appear not in their content or structure, but in fleeting, in their sequencing or sampling. The appearance of the virtual is in the twists and folds of content, as it moves from one sampled structure to another." 

Brian Massumi: Line Parable for the Virtual in The Virtual Dimension