Category Archives: Technology

Visualising Linked Data

I did a short video showing how I create a visual Graph from dbpedia data. In this video I use SPARQL to query a triple-store endpoint, then I take the results, spruce them up in Google Refine and explore the graph in Gephi. I’ve explored the relationship between members of punk rock bands, but the… Read More »

Not Making Music

I’m taking a break from work – and also blogotron so I guess its a good time for a brain dump before I go. I’ve become quite interested in path finding (something that has intrigued me since Peter Lager wrote a program to prove that the hobbits took the long  route through middle earth 🙂)  since… Read More »

Agent World

Although being up at night with a tummy bug is no fun, it does mean I seem to get things done.. maybe to keep my mind off things! Here is the latest in my agent world.. we now have agents that can be added and explore the little world they live on. For some reason… Read More »

Imprinting

I’ve become interested in attachment/imprinting/steering through my playing with unity. I’ll save writing about them for a future post.. but… One thing I have noticed is that by posting every little achievement I make in unity as a video on blogotron spurs me on to do more. I think that it helps with problems that Tim outlines here. So… Read More »

Playing God with Cats

Played a little bit more with Unity. I’ve been getting into ‘steering’. Here is my attempt to create some cats that will randomly move around a room and not bump into walls. (but they are currently walking through each other… Another video to shame me into doing more:

Mobile First! A RANT!

  Although I loath doing any kind of design work, one of my pet hates at the moment is still the term ‘Mobile First’. The idea from what I can gather is that web designers should make sure that all their content is designed for mobile devices and then can scale up for desktops. I… Read More »

Brain Dump on cybernetics and computer security. Early, unfinished and somewhat messy thoughts.

I have recently been reading an excellent book by Andrew Pickering entitled ‘the cybernetic brain’. The first half of the book gives an incredibly rich and fascinating history of early British cybernetics and although I have not yet finished the book I am really enjoying the stories behind early cybernetic thinkers and the extraordinary range… Read More »