May 15th marks the 65th anniversary of the Nakba - when 750,000 Palestinians were displaced from the territory that became Israel. In 1948, more than 50% of the entire Palestinian population was ethnically cleansed.
In commemoration of the Nakba, and the displacement that continues today.
Washington, D.C. (March 3)—As the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) gathered for its annual policy conference in Washington, D.C. today, the US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation and Visualizing Palestine launched an advertising campaign calling on the United States to end $30 billion of military aid to Israel.
Yesterday we hosted the Design Challenge Visualizing the Viral Impact of Creative Commons Content at the Mozilla Festival in London. The aim was to design a paper-prototype and initial code towards a tool capable of visualizing the re-publication and social media sharing of a piece of Creative Commons content across multiple locations on the web and over time.
We were joined by around 20 coders, expert users and data visualizers, and were able to develop initial ‘user experience’ wireframes, and to demonstrate the feasibility of gathering the data from existing sources such as Google, Twitter and Facebook. See code developed by Max Ogden during the session for scraping search-by-image results from Google, expect Twitter code soon from Daoud Clarke, and check out previous code by Cole Gillespie.