A lot of fun and interesting projects seem to spring up when you force students to sit down and work (or else they fail), and with summer break just about in full swing, many of these projects are going up online now. For example: Professor Golan Levins’ students’ projects at Carnegie Mellon:
Thirty students, spanning eight departments, created personal research investigations into arts-engineering, freestyle computing, and new media practice. These projects explored experimental interfaces, information visualization, games, real-time audiovisuals, computationally generated forms, interactive robotics, 3D scanning and depth imaging, crowd-sourcing, physical computing, and many other topics.
The above image is a shot of James Mulholland’s take on the family tree.
Designer Nicholas Felton’s students at the School of Visual Arts visualized Nike+ running and cycling data from New York City users. Below is the work of Christopher Cannon who mapped distance and time of paths.
Are you a teacher with some student work to show off? Leave a link the comments.
I was wondering if the James Mulholland’s family tree program is available for downloading. I couldn’t find a link or anything on website and not sure if he created it for public consumption.
Rob, thanks for your interest. I’ll nudge James to share the software itself. Perhaps he felt it was too “unfinished” to share (but what ever is finished, anyway?). Among other things James wrote a really nice parser for geneology files.
Here are the student projects of this year’s CS171 Visualization course at Harvard:
Links to previous years can be found further down on the same page.
Thanks, Rob. I have now set up a github repo for this: https://github.com/jwmulholland/geneHackman
Not too unfinished to share, but certainly unpolished :) Looking forward to adding more functionality in the future. The code is customized to point at parts of my own family data but the parsing works on other GEDCOM files.
Here’s an infographic created by me to show Facebook connections of Twitter users in Sri Lanka. Used FOSS tools Gephi and Gimp for the creation.