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Digital Methods Tool Medley. Digital Methods Summer School 2012

  1. 1. digital methods tool medley Digital Methods Summer School 2012, Amsterdam, 25 June - 6 July anne helmond www.digitalmethods.netTomás Saraceno, galaxies forming along filaments, Venice Biennial 2009
  2. 2. medley?1. a diverse assortment or mixture2. a musical composition made up of a series of songs or short pieces <a medley of snack foods available on the buffet table>
  3. 3. new methods and tools forsocial and cultural research
  4. 4. digital methods initiative tool database: tools.digitalmethods.net
  5. 5. digital methods initiative tool database: tools.digitalmethods.net
  6. 6. cablegateresearch question -> operationalization & method: often a chain of tools
  7. 7. The Response of the SourceQuestion: Do the sources acknowledge cablegate? 1.Get all links for US embassy websites: http://www.usembassy.gov/ 2.Compile list of embassies mentioned in cables: http://wikileaks.ch/cablegate.html 3.Compare lists 4.Query mentioned embassies for: 1. wikileaks 2. "Julian Assange" 3. Assange 4. cablegate 5.Get number of cables per embassy 6.Visualize output
  8. 8. aim: get links
  9. 9. tool: link ripper
  10. 10. result: links!
  11. 11. repeat & paste in spreadsheet
  12. 12. tool: compare lists
  13. 13. aim: get #nr mentions
  14. 14. tool: googlescraper (Lippmannian Device)
  15. 15. result: tagclouds
  16. 16. aim: get most leaked embassytool: Google Docs build on leakfeed API
  17. 17. further analysis
  18. 18. digital methods search as research the nationality of rights types Research project by the Digital Methods Initiative Summer School 09
  19. 19. research question Can the search engine be repurposed to show which rights are specific per country?
  20. 20. .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)
  21. 21. 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)
  22. 22. the nationalities of issues
  23. 23. mapping the dutch blogosphere tool: issuecrawler
  24. 24. tool: issuecrawler
  25. 25. result: map IssueCrawler -> Gephi
  26. 26. the historical dutch blogosphere
  27. 27. tool: harvester
  28. 28. result: links!the historical dutch blogosphere
  29. 29. NL Blogosphere deceased blogstool: linkrippertool: URL responder(= Get HTTP response status codes from Censorship Explorer)
  30. 30. tool: wikipedia bot edits scraper
  31. 31. tool: dorling map generator
  32. 32. tool: censorship explorer
  33. 33. tool: censorship explorer &tool: dorling map generator https://mappingiranonline.digitalmethods.net/
  34. 34. tool: twitterscraper
  35. 35. tool: tracker tracker
  36. 36. Tracker Tracker -> Gephi
  37. 37. kthxbai! kthnxbai! anne@digitalmethods.net www.digitalmethods.netanne@digitalmethods.net tool wizzard: erik borra tool wizzard: erik borra

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