Cory Doctorow: “Making is a networked practice”

Bits of Freedom, the Dutch digital rights organization, invited Cory Doctorow to talk about his new book Makers. The book, licensed under a Creative Commons license, can be downloaded for free from his website in various formats. Doctorow started with reading a passage from Makers that described the scene of repurposing toys filled with useful… Read more Cory Doctorow: “Making is a networked practice”

Session 4: New Formats for Presenting Information and Stories

Stijn DeBrouwere: Information Architecture for News We’re not using the implicit structure of news articles to inform the readers. Burt Herman – Hacking the News Applying computer science to journalism Https://hackshackers.com The story as data. Standard in computer science: Object-oriented programming and model-view-controller (MVC), but how to apply it to a story? Dissect the story:… Read more Session 4: New Formats for Presenting Information and Stories

Session 3: Storytelling with Data

Cynthia O’Murchu (Investigative Reporter), The Financial Times     The era of the innumerate journalist is over. Is the era of technology-averse journalist also heading to a close? WikiLeaks, Scraperwiki, Theyworkforyou.org and other organisations advocating transparancy. But (how) will journalists and media handle it? Rhetoric versus reality: Open government … But data is not always… Read more Session 3: Storytelling with Data

Frank van Ham (IBM) – Data Visualization in Journalism

Van Ham was part of the IBM team who developed and created Many Eyes.  Data visualization is the use of: computer-supported, interactive, visual representations of data (to “amplify cognition”).  “Cognition amplificators” Any representation technique that allows you to distort the truth is a medium. Data visualization as such is a medium and people have used… Read more Frank van Ham (IBM) – Data Visualization in Journalism

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