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Backchatter at GDC 2010

The Local No. 12 crew had a blast running our game, Backchatter, at GDC 2010! As we mentioned in our blog post, the game code is now open-sourced! You can find it in our project on SourceForge.net.

Mining the Wikileaks 9/11 Pager Data, Another Take

Here's another pass at some more of the 9/11 Pager data that was released by Wikileaks this week. I did some work earlier that explains most of what I'm doing. This time, I tried to improve the visualization. I'm also using a directed graph of domain names that appear in the messages as they relate to the unique pager numbers.

Mining the Wikileaks 9/11 Pager Data

I spent Thanskgiving and the day after relaxing in my own peculiar way--by mining the Wikileaks 9/11 pager data.

Here are some early results:

I started by pulling out all the email addresses from the pages and storing them in their own table, with keys to their original page. I also pulled the unique pager numbers from the pages. What I got was a bipartite directed graph with one side being emails and the other being pagers, with messages functioning as edges. Using Django, Graphviz, Cinelerra and a bunch of other tools, I was able to make a video of the graph as it lights up on each relevant page.

Kimono Colors and Ludic Data

Play the demo!

Kyle Li and I worked with Julia Wargaski to create an interaction prototype for ludic data display. The dataset is from a student of Julia's who cross referenced the colors in traditional kimonos with the ingredients used to make them.

Copyright Mike Edwards 2006-2009. All content available under the Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike license, unless otherwise noted.

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