September 30, 2005


Lost Navihedra

While thinking/writing today about visual navigation schemes, I transported back to the late 1990s when the brilliant multimedia visionary Roy Stringer was coming up with a 3D, manipulative tool called a “Navihedron”, then coded in Macromedia Shockwave. You see this in some modern iterations, especially the Visual Thesaurus, where words become nodes, and are connected […]


Woogle Words

Woogle uses Google Image search to turn phrases into pictures: Woogle is a search toy based on the ever popular Google Image Search. It creates image messages out of the words in the phrase you entered. The URLs are obfuscated so that you can pass them to your friends without them being able to read […]


Liveplasma Pop Culture Mapping

I’ve been asking around in come email circles for any leads in software that might allow a mortal faculty member and his/her students to create 3D mind/concept maps… One reply was not relevant, but shared the link to Liveplasma a rather interesting social software / music+movies connection mapping web application. I only played with it briefly, but you can search movies or music by artist, and Liveplasma generates some node and connector maps that display works by the artist, connections to others, and some sort of visual reference that indicates it’s popularity (I think it has to do with what members mark as “favorites”.

My quick exploration was extremely surficial but interesting…