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Digital Methods Summer School 2015 Tool Medley

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Digital Methods Summer School 2015 Tool Medley

  1. 1. Digital Methods Tool Medley Digital Methods Summer School 2015, Amsterdam, 29 June - 10 July Anne Helmond @silvertje Tomás Saraceno, galaxies forming along filaments, Venice Biennial 2009
  2. 2. Thanks to •  Erik Borra •  Emile den Tex •  Bernhard Rieder
  3. 3. Medley? •  a diverse assortment or mixture •  a musical composition made up of a series of songs or short pieces
  4. 4. Digital Methods Initiative (DMI): new methods and tools for social and cultural research
  5. 5. DMI tool database tools.digitalmethods.net
  6. 6. DMI tool database tools.digitalmethods.net
  7. 7. Cablegate •  Research question •  Operationalization •  Method: often a chain of tools
  8. 8. The Response of the Source Question: 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
  9. 9. Aim: get links
  10. 10. Tool: Link ripper https://tools.digitalmethods.net/beta/linkRipper/
  11. 11. Result: links!
  12. 12. Repeat & paste in spreadsheet
  13. 13. Tool: Triangulate https://tools.digitalmethods.net/beta/triangulate/
  14. 14. Aim: Acknowledgement of leak?
  15. 15. Tool: Googlescraper https://tools.digitalmethods.net/beta/scrapeGoogle/
  16. 16. Result: tagclouds (starting point for further analysis)
  17. 17. The nationality of rights types https://wiki.digitalmethods.net/Dmi/NationalityofIssues
  18. 18. Search as research […] 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: 110).
  19. 19. Research question Can the search engine Google be repurposed to show which rights are specific per country?
  20. 20. Query Google countries .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. “Query design” “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).
  22. 22. “rights” in national terminology •  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)
  23. 23. The nationalities of rights types https://wiki.digitalmethods.net/Dmi/NationalityofIssues
  24. 24. The nationalities of rights types https://wiki.digitalmethods.net/Dmi/NationalityofIssues
  25. 25. The nationalities of rights types https://wiki.digitalmethods.net/Dmi/NationalityofIssues
  26. 26. Mapping the Dutch blogosphere https://www.issuecrawler.net/
  27. 27. Tool: IssueCrawler
  28. 28. Result: network graph IssueCrawler -> Gephi
  29. 29. The historical Dutch blogosphere
  30. 30. Source: Wayback Machine https://web.archive.org
  31. 31. Aim: Get links
  32. 32. Tool: Harvester https://tools.digitalmethods.net/beta/harvestUrls/
  33. 33. Dutch blogosphere: active blogs Tool: Censorship Explorer https://tools.digitalmethods.net/beta/proxies/
  34. 34. Dutch blogosphere (in)active blogs
  35. 35. Tool: Censorship explorer
  36. 36. Tool: Censorship explorer https://mappingiranonline.digitalmethods.net/
  37. 37. Tool: Dorling map generator https://tools.digitalmethods.net/beta/dorling/
  38. 38. Tool: Instagram scraper https://tools.digitalmethods.net/beta/instagram/
  39. 39. Result: images + (meta)data
  40. 40. Tool: DownThemAll! https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/downthemall/
  41. 41. Tool: DMI Twitter Capturing and Analysis Toolset (DMI-TCAT) https://github.com/digitalmethodsinitiative/dmi-tcat
  42. 42. Tool: YouTube Data Tools https://tools.digitalmethods.net/netvizz/youtube/
  43. 43. Tool: Netvizz https://apps.facebook.com/netvizz/
  44. 44. Tool: Tracker Tracker https://tools.digitalmethods.net/beta/trackerTracker/
  45. 45. BONUS TOOLS!
  46. 46. Open Refine http://openrefine.org/
  47. 47. Open Refine http://openrefine.org/
  48. 48. Palladio Palladio is a web-based platform for the visualization of complex, multi-dimensional data. http://palladio.designhumanities.org/
  49. 49. Tools from our colleagues in Paris http://tools.medialab.sciences-po.fr/
  50. 50. Tool: Table 2 Net http://tools.medialab.sciences-po.fr/table2net/
  51. 51. Tools from our colleagues in Milan http://raw.densitydesign.org/
  52. 52. Tool: RAW http://raw.densitydesign.org/
  53. 53. kthnxbai! www.digitalmethods.net Anne Helmond @silvertje Tomás Saraceno, galaxies forming along filaments, Venice Biennial 2009

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