The value of data mining is dependent on the people wielding the algorithm. Personas, an art installation by MIT’s Sociable Media Group, wants to create awareness about the capricious nature of results.
In between precision and art, data can be presented in an ambiguous way, so as to force the observer to become a co-creator of its meaning. This is one key insight that informed the Kazomi project, now in Alpha testing.
With no gas left in the tank, we called the time of death on a viral video project just before the deadline to submit.
My writing schedule has been sporked, but at least we got our application submitted to the Evil League of Evil. Bwa-ha-ha-ha.
Over the weekend, I finally made good on a months-long pledge to build a website that would archive tweets from local twitterers. The Indiana Twitosphere uses a WordPress platform and Charles Johnson’s great RSS plug-in, FeedWordPress, to keep tabs on the individual contributions of over 150 known Hoosier twitterers.