» network experiments

A citation network diagram before layout. This is meant to illustrate the influence of clustering algorithms on analysis. Read more at ACLA’s State of the Discipline Report, “Digital Displacement”.


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» piracyLab in the news

Sarah Laskow from Columbia Journalism Review stopped by the lab last week and wrote a great piece about piracyLab. Here is a short excerpt:

“In anticipation of Congress’ next big fight over copyright, legal academics are working to gather data and learn how copyright actually works in the real world. But lawyers aren’t the only academics who have been using empirical techniques to gather information on the people who work...
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» Free and Freer Culture

Access might never be totally open or fully free, but there are such things as more open access and freer culture. I heed David Golumbia’s warning about leveraging (heh) corporate discourse. Publishing is indeed always public, in some sense of the word. And it is true, the old economic regime (e.g. Elsevier) is just being replaced by the new (e.g. Google). We should not, as David warns us, jump out of the fire...
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