Bibliotheca Kickstarter from Good. Honest. on Vimeo.

We are so humbled by the rapid success of this campaign. To back this project, please visit:

Video created by:
Daniel Williams & Joseph McMahon (
Music by Chris Zabriskie (
Color Grade by Dmitry Futoryan (

Rhythms Of Grace from Matti Haapoja on Vimeo.

Rhythms Of Grace is a film about yearning to be closer to our Creator and the process that will take us there. This film is dedicated to my grandpa “Ukki” who at the age of 81 still loves to sail and live life to the fullest.

Directed, Edited and Filmed by Matti Haapoja
Song: Found by Ryan Taubert
Filmed on 5D Mark III Using Magic Lantern RAW
Using Zeiss 50mm f1.4
Colour graded in Davinci using Vision Color OSIRIS LUTs

Distance Over Time from SpindleProductions on Vimeo.

Distance Over Time follows the truly inspirational story of James Golding, a man who has beaten incredible odds to achieve extraordinary things.

From weighing 6 stone and being too weak to walk 5 years ago to taking on one of the most savage cycling records ever undertaken, Spindle Productions followed James’ remarkable journey.

Director/Camera - Greg Hackett
Producer - Dickon Ireland
Editor - Tim Swaby
Second Camera/Sound - Tristan Holden
Composer - Tom Day
Colour Grade - Mark Meadows at Smoke and Mirrors
Production Company - Spindle Productions


Tangible Media

MIT’s Tangible Media is coming along nicely,

"Almost like a table of living clay, the inFORM is a surface that three-dimensionally changes shape, allowing users to not only interact with digital content in meatspace, but even hold hands with a person hundreds of miles away. And that’s only the beginning."

PARKING: Searching for the Good Life in the City from STREETFILMS on Vimeo.

Streetfilms is proud to partner with ITDP to bring you this fun animation that’s sort of a cross between those catchy Schoolhouse Rock shorts and a 1960s-style, Saul Bass film credits sequence.

For too long cities sought to make parking a core feature of the urban fabric, only to discover that yielding to parking demand caused that fabric to tear apart. Parking requirements for new buildings have quietly been changing the landscape of how people live. Chipping away at walkable, mixed-use neighborhoods has been a slow process that finally turned cities across the U.S. into parking craters and a few in Europe into parking swamps.

Many cities around the world are now changing course by eliminating the requirements while also investing in compact walking, cycling and public transit oriented neighborhoods. Soon cities in the developing world will follow, providing many new lessons of their own.

At Streetfilms, we realize that while parking is a difficult topic for most to comprehend, it is at the core of the transportation problems of most cities. We all hope this film helps change some minds and enlighten others

LibraryBox v2.0 from Jason Griffey on Vimeo.

Short video talking about LibraryBox v2.0

Adaptive Images from Matthew Wilcox on Vimeo.

How do we handle images in responsive designs?

Establishing Context
0:00 - What do we mean by Responsive Design?
1:20 - What do we mean by Mobile First?

Responsive Technology
3:00 - CSS mechanisms
4:55 - HTML mechanisms

6:55 - Solution requirements
8:28 - Current Solutions
9:30 - HTML only?
10:07 - JS attempts
15:04 - Involving the server

Adaptive Images
20:13 - Adaptive Images
22:27 - How it works
27:23 - Customising (including iPad3)
27:55 - Limitations
36:50 - AI successes and failures

The Future
39:36 - The Future for responsive images
41:43 - HTML Picture Tag - what is it?
44:22 - Problems with Picture
47:09 - Problems with our responsive approach?

This is a run-through of a talk I originally gave at Standards Next a few weeks ago. It’s not as smooth as that talk as I’m a few weeks out of practice and pretty tired right now; but hopefully it’s useful to you (it’s also 10min longer than the real talk was, sorry!).

NOTE: This talk was based on AI 1.4, the latest version is 1.5 which includes enhanced support for Retina devices.


S1E6: The Pragmatic Tyranny of Building Digital Artifacts

Elijah Meeks, Jason Heppler, and Paul Zenke discuss Jason’s experiences working on the Geography of the Post project, D3.js, and the challenges of designing, and critically engaging with, interactive scholarly works.  

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From the end of the Civil War until the close of the nineteenth century, the United States Postal System grew into a vast communications network. The Post was one of the century’s largest spatial systems, with more than 75,000 offices connecting communities scattered across the continent. Geography of the Post maps this behemoth network on its western periphery: where it spread, how it operated, and its role in shaping the space and place of the region.

My name is Cameron Blevins and I’m a PhD candidate at Stanford University studying U.S. history and digital methodology.

A choropleth map (from Greek χώρο (“area/region”) + πλήθος (“multitude”)) is a thematic map in which areas are shaded or patterned in proportion to the measurement of the statistical variable being displayed on the map, such as population density or per-capita income.

On a mission to help people see and understand data.

D3.js is a JavaScript library for manipulating documents based on data. D3 helps you bring data to life using HTML, SVG and CSS. D3’s emphasis on web standards gives you the full capabilities of modern browsers without tying yourself to a proprietary framework, combining powerful visualization components and a data-driven approach to DOM manipulation.

Historians of the American West have a county problem. It’s primarily one of geographic size: counties in the West are really, really big. A “List of the Largest Counties in the United States” might as well be titled “Counties in the Western United States (and a few others)” – you have to go all the way to #30 before you find one that falls east of the 100th meridian. The problem this poses to historians is that a lot of historical data was captured at a county level, including the U.S. Census.

FRONTLINE also finds that the regulators that oversee university accreditation are looking closer at the for-profits and, in some cases, threatening to withdraw the required accreditation that keeps them eligible for federal student loans. “We’ve elevated the scrutiny tremendously,” says Dr. Sylvia Manning, president of the Higher Learning Commission, which accredits many post-secondary institutions. “It is really inappropriate for accreditation to be purchased the way a taxi license can be purchased. …When we see any problematic institution being acquired and being changed we put it on a short leash.”

The Great Pyramid of Giza (also known as the Pyramid of Khufu or the Pyramid of Cheops) is the oldest and largest of the three pyramids in the Giza Necropolis bordering what is now El Giza, Egypt. It is the oldest of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, and the only one to remain largely intact.

Charles Minard’s flow map of Napoleon’s March

The earliest known pie chart is generally credited to William Playfair’s Statistical Breviary of 1801, in which two such graphs are used.

Imagine a widely used and expensive prescription drug that promised to make us beautiful but didn’t. Instead the drug had frequent, serious side effects: It induced stupidity, turned everyone into bores, wasted time, and degraded the quality and credibility of communication. These side effects would rightly lead to a worldwide product recall.

ORBIS: The Stanford Geospatial Network Model of the Roman World reconstructs the time cost and financial expense associated with a wide range of different types of travel in antiquity. The model is based on a simplified version of the giant network of cities, roads, rivers and sea lanes that framed movement across the Roman Empire. It broadly reflects conditions around 200 CE but also covers a few sites and roads created in late antiquity.

This is a list of Superfund sites in California designated under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) environmental law. The CERCLA federal law of 1980 authorized the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to create a list of polluted locations requiring a long-term response to clean up hazardous material contaminations.

The intent of this exercise is to offer a place that individuals can consult to see if an institution is now closed or if the name has been changed due to a merger or for other reasons.

The First Draft theme song. (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Bonus Links

Colleges selected by institutions as peers show the power players in the world of higher education. Those choices also reveal sometimes surprising connections.

A webcomic of romance, sarcasm, math, and language.

Thanks for listening.

SpatialVideo in Fulcrum from Fulcrum on Vimeo.

Using Fulcrum for your data collection needs, you can capture videos in the field with GPS tracks synchronized with the video frames. Collect video of power lines, pipelines, infrastructure, roadways, rail lines, and more.