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Behind the Great Firewall 0

Behind the Great Firewall

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...

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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...

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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....

Fair use, tweets and screenshots 0

Fair use, tweets and screenshots

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....

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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...

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Automated storytelling

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,...

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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...

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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...