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Tool medley by Anne Helmond. Tools: https://tools.digitalmethods.net

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    • digital methodstool medleyDigital Methods Summer School 2013, Amsterdam, 24 June - 5 JulyTomás Saraceno, galaxies forming along filaments, Venice Biennial 2009anne helmondwww.digitalmethods.net
    • medley?1. a diverse assortment or mixture2. a musical composition made up of a series of songs orshort pieces<a medley of snack foods available on the buffet table>
    • new methods and tools forsocial and cultural research
    • digital methods initiative tool database:tools.digitalmethods.net
    • digital methods initiative tool database:tools.digitalmethods.net
    • research question -> operationalization &method: often a chain of toolscablegate
    • Question: Do the sources acknowledge cablegate?The Response of the Source1.Get all links for US embassy websites:http://www.usembassy.gov/2.Compile list of embassies mentioned in cables:http://wikileaks.ch/cablegate.html3.Compare lists4.Query mentioned embassies for:1. wikileaks2. "Julian Assange"3. Assange4. cablegate5.Get number of cables per embassy6.Visualize outputhttps://wiki.digitalmethods.net/Dmi/ResponsesoftheSources
    • aim: get links
    • tool: link ripper
    • result: links!
    • repeat & paste in spreadsheet
    • tool: compare lists
    • aim: get #nr mentions
    • tool: googlescraper (Lippmannian Device)
    • result: tagclouds
    • aim: get most leaked embassytool: Google Docs build on leakfeed API
    • further analysis
    • digital methodssearch as researchthe nationality of rights typesResearch project by the Digital Methods Initiative Summer School 09https://wiki.digitalmethods.net/Dmi/NationalityofIssues
    • the point of departure of search as research, orsocietal search, may be summarized as follows:we look at Google results and seesociety, instead of Google. That is to say,including its ‘artifacts,’ engine results put much ondisplay – from source competition and standingto longevity and commitment. (Rogers)search as researchdigital methods
    • Can the search engine be repurposed toshow which rights are specific per country?research question
    • .nl (Dutch), .be (Dutch, French),.com/.co.uk/.com.au/(English),.it (Italian), .ro (Romanian),.md (Moldavian), .ca (French, English),.fr (French), .de/.at/.lu (German),.fi (Finnish), .se (Swedish), .ee (Estonian),.ru (Russian)
    • “Query design” is the practice of formulating aquery so the results can be interpreted asindications and findings (however clue-like), asopposed to mere information retrieved oroptimization and manipulation exposed (howeverfascinating). (Rogers 2013, 111)search as research“query design”
    • Google.se with query“rattigheter”(13.07.09)Google.fi with query“oikeudet”(13.07.09)Google.ee with query“oigused”(15.07.09)Google.lv with query“tiesibas”(16.07.09)Google.co.uk with query“rights”(13.07.09)Google.nl with query“rechten”(13.07.09)Google.fr with query“droits”(14.07.09)Google.pt with query“direitos”(14.07.09)Google.es with query“derechos”(13.07.09)
    • the nationalities of issueshttps://wiki.digitalmethods.net/Dmi/NationalityofIssues
    • mapping the dutch blogospheretool: issuecrawlerhttps://wiki.digitalmethods.net/Dmi/DutchBlogosphere2003
    • tool: issuecrawler
    • result: map IssueCrawler -> Gephi
    • the historical dutch blogosphere
    • tool: harvester
    • result: links!the historical dutch blogosphere
    • NL Blogospheredeceased blogstool: linkrippertool: URL responder(= Get HTTP response status codes from Censorship Explorer)
    • tool: wikipedia bot edits scraperhttps://wiki.digitalmethods.net/Dmi/NetworkedContent
    • tool: wikipedia bot edits scraperhttps://wiki.digitalmethods.net/Dmi/NetworkedContent
    • tool: wikipedia bot edits scraperhttps://wiki.digitalmethods.net/Dmi/NetworkedContent
    • tool: censorship explorerhttps://mappingiranonline.digitalmethods.net/
    • tool: censorship explorerhttps://wiki.digitalmethods.net/Dmi/NetworkedContent
    • tool: censorship explorer &tool: dorling map generatorhttps://mappingiranonline.digitalmethods.net/
    • tool: twitterscraper
    • tool:TCAT
    • tool: netvizz
    • tool: tracker tracker
    • Tracker Tracker -> Gephi
    • bonus tools!OpenRefineA free, open source, power tool for working with messy datahttp://openrefine.org/
    • bonus tools!
    • bonus tools!tools from colleagueshttp://tools.medialab.sciences-po.fr/
    • anne@digitalmethods.netkthnxbai!tool wizzard: erik borrakthxbai!www.digitalmethods.netanne@digitalmethods.nettool wizzard: erik borra