Weekend project: ported and partially modernized Quasimondo's stackblur to Observable
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Here are high-res renders at various settings:
You can now add your own image URLS to play with. Enjoy!
I've been doing some Voronoi Stippling experiments today, including the rare inverted stippling, and decoupling of resolution and ink coverage. Also a rudimentary webcam capture. Check it out at https://beta.observablehq.com/@jobleonard/untitled
Every time I join a new social network, I think about „Liminality and Communitas in Social Media: The Case of Twitter“ by Jana Herwig.
She uses Victor Turners model to describe how joining a new platform is a separation from society, striping the person of previous social status and forcing them to grow before re-joining society.
[PDF, english] https://homepage.univie.ac.at/jana.herwig/PDF/herwig_ir10_liminalitycommunitastwitter_v5oct09.pdf
[Related paper, PDF, german] https://homepage.univie.ac.at/jana.herwig/PDF/HerwigJana_Microblogging_Preprint.pdf
@Luca @vanderZwan I made some huuuuge plots with instance names for a visual insepction of the clustering. Just look how perfectly pixelfed.social stands out at the bottom of the scores plot. And in the t-SNE plot you see on the far right peertube and its associated servers *_*.
(I hope this is still readable after uploading it xD"...)
“It was doing that for an hour before everyone panicked and got me and QA on the phone to fix it. I wrote a quick Python/Fabric script that SSH’d to as many cars as possible at a time to `rm` the file. I’ve got a few hundred stories like this.”
I'm putting on a free, online Vanilla JS Conference in October. Check it out: https://vanillajsconf.com/
Half a year later. vis.social grew to 1 569 users. Here are the 1 684 users who follow @scott.
Visualized 647 with 2 or more incoming degrees (follows from this instance). Excluded accounts from other instances. Size by In-Degree (splined).
It's still a tightly knit community.
And more recently made something practical:
Wrote the loom viewer at LinnarssonLab, now at Primity Bio
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