Wednesday, July 28
Conversation last night with Alan about, among other things, the unexplored possibilities of visualizing information. We have so much computational / visual power at our disposal, and such a vast store of meaningful, interconnected-but-discrete data.
Imagine mapping Usenet, or Wikipedia, or scraping JSTOR and mapping citations in all the journal articles for a given discipline to some kind of three- or four- dimensional space. It's enough to make me wish I knew stats and graph theory.