Mapping Mapping the Globe: Initial Research into Regional Media Attention in Massachusetts Submitted

Last fall the Center for Civic Media launched a new partnership with the Boston Globe, the preeminent newspaper in the Boston and New England region. Part of this partnership means that we get access to the last year or so of their archives via their alpha API. And one of the first things we noticed about the API data is that Boston Globe reporters have to enter a location for their news story.

Mapping Mapping the Globe: Initial Research into Regional Media Attention in Massachusetts Submitted

Last fall the Center for Civic Media launched a new partnership with the Boston Globe, the preeminent newspaper in the Boston and New England region. Part of this partnership means that we get access to the last year or so of their archives via their alpha API. And one of the first things we noticed about the API data is that Boston Globe reporters have to enter a location for their news story.

Posted 1 year ago
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ZeroN slips surly bonds, re-runs your 3D gestures in mid-air

Playback of 3D motion capture with a computer is nothing new, but how about with a solid levitating object? MIT’s Media Lab has developed ZeroN, a large magnet and 3D actuator, which can fly an “interaction element” (aka ball bearing) and control its position in space. You can also bump it to and fro yourself, with everything scanned and recorded, and then have real-life, gravity-defying playback showing planetary motion or virtual cameras, for example.

Redefining NBA Basketball Positions

For the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference a few weeks ago, Stanford biomechanical engineering student Muthu Alagappan presented his work on redefining basketball positions.

Redefining NBA Basketball Positions

For the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference a few weeks ago, Stanford biomechanical engineering student Muthu Alagappan presented his work on redefining basketball positions.

Posted 2 years ago
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The Connected States of America

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The Connected States of America

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The Atlas of Economic Complexity: Visualizing Global Economic Growth
 Harvard’s Center for International Development (CID) and the MIT Media Lab have joined forces to create The Atlas of Economic Complexity: Mapping Paths to Prosperity. Next to a +85MB PDF file chockfull of brightly colored but insightful data visualizations, the  project includes a website that holds a small collection of interactive visualizations.  As a side note: the colors actually serve a purpose, each representing a  product group (e.g. electronics, petrochemicals, fruit, oil, etc.).

The Atlas of Economic Complexity: Visualizing Global Economic Growth


Harvard’s Center for International Development (CID) and the MIT Media Lab have joined forces to create The Atlas of Economic Complexity: Mapping Paths to Prosperity. Next to a +85MB PDF file chockfull of brightly colored but insightful data visualizations, the project includes a website that holds a small collection of interactive visualizations. As a side note: the colors actually serve a purpose, each representing a product group (e.g. electronics, petrochemicals, fruit, oil, etc.).
Posted 2 years ago
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MIT Researchers Create New Urban Network Analysis Toolbox

MIT researchers have created a new Urban Network Analysis (UNA) toolbox  that enables urban designers and planners to describe the spatial  patterns of cities using mathematical network analysis methods. Such  tools can support better informed and more resilient urban design and  planning in a context of rapid urbanization. “Network centrality  measures are useful predictors for a number of interesting urban  phenomena,” explains Andres Sevtsuk, the principal investigator of the City Form Research Group at MIT that produced the toolbox.

MIT Researchers Create New Urban Network Analysis Toolbox

MIT researchers have created a new Urban Network Analysis (UNA) toolbox that enables urban designers and planners to describe the spatial patterns of cities using mathematical network analysis methods. Such tools can support better informed and more resilient urban design and planning in a context of rapid urbanization. “Network centrality measures are useful predictors for a number of interesting urban phenomena,” explains Andres Sevtsuk, the principal investigator of the City Form Research Group at MIT that produced the toolbox.

Posted 2 years ago
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Health InfoScape: Illustrating the Relationships between Disease Conditions

GE’s newest public health-related visualization has been designed by MIT  Senseable Lab, as yet another proof how the multinational, conglomerate  corporation is partnering with some of the most respected visualization  designers (e.g. David McCandless, Lisa Strausfield I and II and Ben Fry I, II and III).
Health InfoScape: Illustrating the Relationships between Disease Conditions

GE’s newest public health-related visualization has been designed by MIT Senseable Lab, as yet another proof how the multinational, conglomerate corporation is partnering with some of the most respected visualization designers (e.g. David McCandless, Lisa Strausfield I and II and Ben Fry I, II and III).

Posted 3 years ago
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MIT’s Backtalk project / art exhibit traces the unseen life of discarded gadgets

Sooner or later, the device you’re reading this on will either be sold, donated, recycled or otherwise disposed of; and unless you’re particularly nostalgic about old gadgets like us, you likely won’t ever give it much more thought. But no matter how you get rid of it, that device doesn’t just vanish off the face the Earth. It’s that extra life that got the folks from MIT’s SENSEable City Lab thinking, and the Backtalk project is what they’ve come up with.