Physics of Data Flow

Welcome new subscribers! Last week the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) Northern Virginia Chapter (CSI NOVA) welcomed scientists from the NIST Fire Research Lab to give a talk about fire simulations and the new test facility. NIST’s Fire Dynamics Simulator (FDS) A couple simulations were of just the fires themselves rather than walls, furniture, elevator shafts […]

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Taking Apart and Putting Back Together in a Repeatable Process

Taking an idea apart can be very informative. Especially when various parts need to be updated and optimized, continually changing like software releases.

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Emergent versus Imposed Boundaries

Not only watch how the semantic web is emerging, but to direct it’s flow in productive ways, geared for people in different areas that may vary widely in their density and resources, rather than as one empire. Because that only causes trouble in the long run.

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Time Based Analysis of US Healthcare Reforms

Below is a time based analysis of the US Healthcare Reforms created by Frank Snyder, a physicist who worked in thinking machines and computer vision and now spends his time traveling the world and thinking about anthropology and religion. Image below see the link for the Google Doc. Whole Building Design Guide, Clinical Relationships. A […]

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Spending More Time with Better Information

There needs to be a better way to get a longer perspective on what surrounds ideas and information. Where they came from, how they have evolved, and which parts need to stay connected so they can hold together and stand the test of time.

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Open Standards Development Process

Based on conversation with Louis Hecht at the Open Geospatial Consortium, to develop a system for delivering open floor plan drawings of buildings to fire departments in their truck would require all of the steps above.

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Trace Back In Time – to tie together

What would it be like to trace the history of standards and technology adoption through time?

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Form, Function, Connection, Perspective, Responsibility, Reflection

Sent by John Giunta: When I was teaching at the Rock Creek International School, they used the International Baccalauriate program, there were rubrics in place that were useful in assessing our learning and teaching.  Here is a list that fascinated me, it is part of another little project of mine. Responsibility: What is our responsibility […]

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People Can’t Find Things

Offices, organizations, and knowledge domains produce so much useful information. People who are learning about an office, organization, or area of knowledge need best practice notes, standard details, and lessons-learned to be super easy to look through. When people do not know what things are called to input a specific term, it is difficult for […]

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Tag Experiment

A selection of illustrations by Rockwell Kent, in Moby Dick, by Herman Melville, published by Random House, in 1930 are used herein as an experiment about tags. Written following the CSI format for architectural specifications by breaking into PARTS 1, 2, 3. ________________ PART 1 – GENERAL The National Gallery of Art presented a film […]

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Rework Old Work

Per request by Susan Turnbull at GSA, the position paper below from the American Association of Geographers Annual Meeting a few years ago is resurfacing to update and present at the workshop Mapping the Navigable Waters of Public Information: Connecting People to Science and Scholarly Knowledge. Images from AAG slides will be interspersed soon, both […]

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Continuity versus Change

Change usually involves three aspects; people, processes and culture. From the JISC InfoKit on Change Management. Change Model, Joshua Freedman talking about Alan Deutschman on 6seconds. The Six Seconds’ EQ change model guides the process of effective change. The model shows how to engage the emotional drivers to sustain a continuous transformational process. Bruce Mau […]

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Streamlining

Too bad Internet users cant see their information flow while it is being exchanged or streamline its flow through the use of more efficient, graceful shapes.

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Unifying Communications and Information

Various depictions of communications and information put into shapes.

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Talking about the same thing

What should a compact portrait or collage of all these ways of looking at the same thing be portrayed?

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Digital Storytelling

Bridget Riley On 16/01/07 22:25 at empyre digest, The Art Gallery of Knoxville > probably wrote: What skills are necessary for a participatory culture? WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE Basic Pedagogical Goals   Multimodal   Convergent   Mobile   Immersive   Interactive   Transformative   Generational   Multicultural, Global   Negotiation   Appropriative   Get […]

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Spiral Model

According to Wikipedia on November 22, 2006: The spiral model is a software development process combining elements of both design and prototyping-in-stages, in an effort to combine advantages of top-down and bottom-up concepts. What a perfect shape spirals are to portray complex evolving relationships. Just imagine the possibilities using some of the spirals shown here […]

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Translation Path

The Spinner by Billy Houdek from Edith Wharton Age of Innocence “…it was determined the best way for a Swedish Opera singer to perform a German opera was to translate it into Italian for the clearer understanding of an English speaking audience.”

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Mapa del conocimiento humano

A wide range of ideas and information by Jose Sanchez Cerezo

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Semantic Representation: Translating into Chinese

From Ken Fields: “Here’s a couple of recent pictures from a project I’m presenting next week. It’s a semantic representation of a chapter from a book we’re translating into chinese. I’ve just gotten a rough semantic clustering method started on top – using Protege ontology editor and Jambalaya. The idea of course is to map […]

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One Shared Space

What an amazing invention Google Earth is. It is unprecedented how lucky all people are today to have access to these images and geographic locations knit together and made available for free. One of the many beauties of Google Earth is that it was not put together for wars, spying, or tracking hurricanes ~ even […]

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Balance

If this image represented a stack of learning modules rather than rocks, the student could not fully understand all of the material without the small piece on the right. For example, what if a sequence of learning in mathematics was to be taught from the bottom up: start with the rock on the bottom – […]

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Connecting

Why do people make things and what is the most direct way to connect makers to viewers? How can digital systems be designed and used to see exactly what original authors intend? If ideas and information can be assigned something like a place – what is the best way to direct people from one place […]

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Red to Green over Blue

The most difficult part of any design is determining the colors. A great resource for mapmakers is the Color Brewer by Cindy Brewer at Penn State University. These two images were retrieved searching the term “visualization” on Google Images: Mapped Up was found on the blog by Pito Salas., the RSS tracking application is actually […]

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