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Digital Methods Summer School 2013 Tool Medley


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  • 1. digital methodstool medleyDigital Methods Summer School 2013, Amsterdam, 24 June - 5 JulyTomás Saraceno, galaxies forming along filaments, Venice Biennial 2009anne
  • 2. 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>
  • 3. new methods and tools forsocial and cultural research
  • 4. digital methods initiative tool
  • 5. digital methods initiative tool
  • 6. research question -> operationalization &method: often a chain of toolscablegate
  • 7. Question: Do the sources acknowledge cablegate?The Response of the Source1.Get all links for US embassy websites: list of embassies mentioned in cables: lists4.Query mentioned embassies for:1. wikileaks2. "Julian Assange"3. Assange4. cablegate5.Get number of cables per embassy6.Visualize output
  • 8. aim: get links
  • 9. tool: link ripper
  • 10. result: links!
  • 11. repeat & paste in spreadsheet
  • 12. tool: compare lists
  • 13. aim: get #nr mentions
  • 14. tool: googlescraper (Lippmannian Device)
  • 15. result: tagclouds
  • 16. aim: get most leaked embassytool: Google Docs build on leakfeed API
  • 17. further analysis
  • 18. digital methodssearch as researchthe nationality of rights typesResearch project by the Digital Methods Initiative Summer School 09
  • 19. 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
  • 20. Can the search engine be repurposed toshow which rights are specific per country?research question
  • 21. .nl (Dutch), .be (Dutch, French),.com/,.it (Italian), .ro (Romanian),.md (Moldavian), .ca (French, English),.fr (French), .de/.at/.lu (German),.fi (Finnish), .se (Swedish), .ee (Estonian),.ru (Russian)
  • 22. “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”
  • 23. with query“rattigheter”(13.07.09) with query“oikeudet”(13.07.09) with query“oigused”(15.07.09) with query“tiesibas”(16.07.09) with query“rights”(13.07.09) with query“rechten”(13.07.09) with query“droits”(14.07.09) with query“direitos”(14.07.09) with query“derechos”(13.07.09)
  • 24. the nationalities of issues
  • 25. mapping the dutch blogospheretool: issuecrawler
  • 26. tool: issuecrawler
  • 27. result: map IssueCrawler -> Gephi
  • 28. the historical dutch blogosphere
  • 29. tool: harvester
  • 30. result: links!the historical dutch blogosphere
  • 31. NL Blogospheredeceased blogstool: linkrippertool: URL responder(= Get HTTP response status codes from Censorship Explorer)
  • 32. tool: wikipedia bot edits scraper
  • 33. tool: wikipedia bot edits scraper
  • 34. tool: wikipedia bot edits scraper
  • 35. tool: censorship explorer
  • 36. tool: censorship explorer
  • 37. tool: censorship explorer &tool: dorling map generator
  • 38. tool: twitterscraper
  • 39. tool:TCAT
  • 40. tool: netvizz
  • 41. tool: tracker tracker
  • 42. Tracker Tracker -> Gephi
  • 43. bonus tools!OpenRefineA free, open source, power tool for working with messy data
  • 44. bonus tools!
  • 45. bonus tools!tools from colleagues
  • 46. anne@digitalmethods.netkthnxbai!tool wizzard: erik borrakthxbai!www.digitalmethods.netanne@digitalmethods.nettool wizzard: erik borra