Natalie Kiely

Computational analysis

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Visualization of Crime in Ireland (2004 – 2015)

Abstract The aim of this assignment is to conduct exploratory analysis on two data sets using visualization technique.   Data The data consisted of two datasets (Crime and population) has been obtained from Central Statistics Office (CSO). The “Crimes at Garda Station Level 2003-2015” is distinctive by its highly dimensional format. It contains nine reported crime categories for each of the 563 Garda Stations in […]

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mapping trial

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Crowdsourced Spatial Participation

Introduction Crowdsourcing has been introduced to me through one of the MA DAH module: Humanities and new technologies. According to Wikipedia (which can be considered as an example of crowdsourcing itself) “crowdsourcing is a sourcing model in which individuals or organizations obtain goods and services, including ideas and finances, from a large, relatively open and often rapidly-evolving group of internet users; it divides work between participants […]

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Our response to Jerome McGann

Our response to Chamberlain Jerome McGann: In his article “A Note on the Current State of Humanities Scholarship” Jerome McGann expresses his concern about the state of current education and proclaiming an educational emergency dictated by the “proliferation of digital technology”. In 2004 he predicts the transformation of cultural work and archives into digital storage within next fifty years while raising questions about labouring being […]

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The Price Paid For “Free Information” – A Silent Revolution.

Twenty years on from its invention, Dr Aleks Krotoski in the “The Price Paid For “Free Information” —A Silent Revolution” documentary, launched by BBC, investigates of how the World Wide Web is transforming almost every aspect of our lives. She explains how the web has become colonised by the commerce and reveals how delusional we are as web users when using “free of cost” information […]

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Are concentration and variety still two basic characteristics of the city?

Richard Florida, the author of Cities and the Creative Class was recently accused by Oliver Wainwright  of causing gentrification and inequality. Being from a country whose development is officially behind the western world I recently became a fan of Richard Florida and his ideas of creative class and vibrant cities which seem progressive and innovative. Preparing this post, I formed the opinion that humanity is so […]

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Swarm Intelligence.

Inspired by Tom Verebes and his article “The Interactive Urban Model: Histories and Legacies Related to Prototyping the Twenty-First Century City” I have started my investigation to reveal the mystery of swarm intelligence. Tom Verebes offers an overview of a series of large-scale urban projects that pursue the design of “parametric urbanism”. It takes more than 500 words to explain what parametric urbanism is. The […]

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