18 Feb 2015

I’m not sure what “capstone background research” means. I assume we’ll be having a big project at the end and we should start looking for some works that are related. I… gosh, I haven’t even thought about it yet. So I’ll do this one on “no particular theme”, and maybe do the next one on capstone background research.

Healthy LA by Rachel Binx – pure data viz, interactive, kind of fun to play with. Neighborhoods. I’m still into this, because it’s my main research focus, and here’s an example of a pretty, usable neighborhood visualization tool. But on the other hand, I’m not sure what I learned from it. I mean, health basically reflects income at this granularity, so I’m not sure if I’m getting anything else. Still, fun to play with, and I feel like I learned a bit about LA neighborhoods.

The Strange Log – github commit messages in video games -> tweets. A simple twitter bot, and I think it’s actually human-managed, but a great project all the same. Github commits are one of these nice pieces of flotsam that just sort of happens along the way, and some of them, out of context, are hilarious.