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Digital Methods Summer School 2014 Tool Medley

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

Digital Methods Summer School 2014 Tool Medley

  1. 1. digital methods fav tool medley Digital Methods Summer School 2014, Amsterdam, 23 June - 4 July Tomás Saraceno, galaxies forming along filaments, Venice Biennial 2009 anne helmond www.digitalmethods.net
  2. 2. medley? 1. a diverse assortment or mixture 2. 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 for social 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. research question -> operationalization & method: often a chain of tools cablegate
  7. 7. Question: Do the sources acknowledge cablegate? The Response of the Source 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 https://wiki.digitalmethods.net/Dmi/ResponsesoftheSources
  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 embassy tool: 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 https://wiki.digitalmethods.net/Dmi/NationalityofIssues
  19. 19. the point of departure of search as research, or societal search, may be summarized as follows: we look at Google results and see society, instead of Google. That is to say, including its ‘artifacts,’ engine results put much on display – from source competition and standing to longevity and commitment. (Rogers 2013) search as research digital methods
  20. 20. Can the search engine be repurposed to show which rights are specific per country? research question
  21. 21. .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)
  22. 22. “Query design” is the practice of formulating a query so the results can be interpreted as indications and findings (however clue-like), as opposed to mere information retrieved or optimization and manipulation exposed (however fascinating). (Rogers 2013, 111) search as research “query design”
  23. 23. 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)
  24. 24. the nationalities of issues https://wiki.digitalmethods.net/Dmi/NationalityofIssues
  25. 25. mapping the dutch blogosphere tool: issuecrawler https://wiki.digitalmethods.net/Dmi/DutchBlogosphere2003
  26. 26. tool: issuecrawler
  27. 27. result: network graph IssueCrawler -> Gephi
  28. 28. the historical dutch blogosphere
  29. 29. tool: harvester
  30. 30. result: links! the historical dutch blogosphere
  31. 31. NL Blogosphere deceased blogs tool: linkripper tool: Censorship Explorer (= Get HTTP response status codes from Censorship Explorer)
  32. 32. tool: wikipedia bot edits scraper https://wiki.digitalmethods.net/Dmi/NetworkedContent
  33. 33. tool: wikipedia bot edits scraper https://wiki.digitalmethods.net/Dmi/NetworkedContent
  34. 34. tool: wikipedia bot edits scraper https://wiki.digitalmethods.net/Dmi/NetworkedContent
  35. 35. tool: censorship explorer https://mappingiranonline.digitalmethods.net/
  36. 36. tool: censorship explorer https://wiki.digitalmethods.net/Dmi/NetworkedContent
  37. 37. tool: censorship explorer & tool: dorling map generator https://mappingiranonline.digitalmethods.net/
  38. 38. tool: TCAT
  39. 39. tool: netvizz
  40. 40. tool: tracker tracker
  41. 41. Tracker Tracker -> Gephi
  42. 42. Tracker Tracker -> Gephi trackers: facebooktrackers: facebook
  43. 43. bonus tools! OpenRefine A free, open source, power tool for working with messy data ! http://openrefine.org/
  44. 44. bonus tools!
  45. 45. bonus tools! tools from colleagues http://tools.medialab.sciences-po.fr/
  46. 46. bonus tools! tools from colleagues http://raw.densitydesign.org/
  47. 47. anne@digitalmethods.net
 kthnxbai!
 tool wizzard: erik borra
 kthxbai! www.digitalmethods.net anne@digitalmethods.net @silvertje

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