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Sunday morning at People’s Square Garden

• February 8, 2015 • Comments (0)
Sunday morning at People's Square Garden

Sleepless in Shanghai. But if it hadn’t been for that I would have missed the experience of this morning’s walk in People’s Square Garden. Tai chi and other forms of exercise, the umbrellas from the Marriage Market left unguarded on the ground (this is where grannies meet and try to find a match for their […]

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Behind the Great Firewall

• February 7, 2015 • Comments (0)

It’s my first time in China and so far I’m a bit too jetlagged to enjoy it, though Shanghai seems like an interesting city. But not being able to do the everyday things like checking my Gmail account and Facebook is really annoying. I didn’t think it would be such a hindrance but it is. […]

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On top of the world

• February 7, 2015 • Comments (0)
On top of the world

If there ever was a selfie moment, this is probably it. The Shanghai World Financial Center building, which looks like a shopping bag with a handle, has the world’s highest observatory. At 474 meters above ground the view is pretty spectacular even on a day like this. I can only imagine what it would look like […]

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Best of CAR in the Nordic countries in 2014

• February 1, 2015 • Comments (1)
Best of CAR in the Nordic countries in 2014

Last night the best computer-aided reporting in the Nordic countries was rewarded at the NODA Awards gala. In three different categories contestants from three different countries received their awards for best facts, best application and best storytelling. The winners were: Sporet from Berlingske in Denmark in the Facts category, Valu from SVT Pejl in the […]

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A trip to Louisville

• March 5, 2013 • Comments (0)
A trip to Louisville

I’ve spent a few days in Louisville, Kentucky, taking part in the NICAR conference as a part of a research project on data journalism out of Södertörns högskola. It’s been intense, fun and inspiring. The first day I took an all day class in Tableau Public, a visualization and data analysis software which seems promising […]

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Fair use, tweets and screenshots

• February 11, 2013 • Comments (0)

A strange and interesting case concerning fair use/fair dealing has played out over the last few days at TechDirt, a group blog that’s been around since 1997 and that has a large online community. A Wall Street journalist claimed that her public tweets were not “publishable”, and threatened to sue if someone published them. She […]

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For the love of gadgets

• January 31, 2013 • Comments (0)
For the love of gadgets

I’ve just returned my iPhone to my employer. It’s my last day at Lärarnas tidning and of course I need to return my gadgets. There will be no mac and no iPhone in my life for a while, and it’s hard to let go. Mostly of the phone, which is my extended brain, my social […]

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Automated storytelling

• January 29, 2013 • Comments (0)

Narrative Science is a company that provides automated storytelling from big data. For instance it has partnered with ProPublica to give easy access to information about the nation’s high schools. The automated narrative motor, Quill, has gone through this nation wide data and provides automated stories for each high-school, like this one. It is not […]

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Covering China through social media

• January 28, 2013 • Comments (1)
Covering China through social media

I just spent an hour watching David Wertime of Tea Leaf Nation talk about China and how to cover it through social media. The speach, “Redefining the Quote: Using the Social Web to Gauge Grassroots Sentiment in China”, was given recently at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard. You can watch the […]

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Skating premiere

• January 27, 2013 • Comments (0)
Skating premiere

Today L wore skates for the first time (thanks to our kind neighbours who had an extra pair). K and I don’t have any, but we walked him round the ice anyway. Keeping the balance was hard, of course, but I think he enjoyed it. Atleast for a little while until the nearby playground was […]

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Mindbogglingly big, infinitessimally small

• January 25, 2013 • Comments (0)
Mindbogglingly big, infinitessimally small

”Space is big. You just won’t believe how vastly, hugely, mindbogglingly big it is. I mean, you may think it’s a long way down the road to the chemist’s, but that’s just peanuts to space.” – Douglas Adams, The Hitch-Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy That is one way to describe it. Another, more visual approach […]

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Digital art journal

• February 6, 2012 • Comments (0)
Digital art journal

I’ve been playing around with the iPad app Brushes for a couple of days. It’s lots of fun, and the fact that two covers for the New Yorker have been made using it (actually the iPhone version) proves that it’s really good. Here are my first two attempts. I’ll keep uploading them to this Flickr […]

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