Re: social circles

Posted by Ele Carpenter | Wed Jan 21st 2004 9:38 a.m.

Marcos Weskamp wrote:

> Which are the dynamics of mailing lists as social groups? How do they
>
> organize themselves? Who are the main speakers and who the most
> socially
> visual persons in those groups?
>
> All emails to the lists are plotted as they happen, which makes these
> diagrams almost *live* snapshots of the current status of the lists.

Hi Marcus,
I've tried to launch your site - but it doesn't seem to be working. I'm interested in your project as I am planning on making a 6 degrees of separation web based map of an existing network of net activists and socially engaged visual artists, some of whom do not use the internet...
Is there a direct link you can send me to view your site?
Ele
  • Lee Wells | Wed Jan 21st 2004 10:24 a.m.
    Hi Ele,

    I love the concept for your project.
    Especially the inclusion of non-net based artist.

    There are a number of R & R semi-affiliated artists out there (especially in
    Chicago) Prison Rights, Mumia, Police Brutality, etc.

    Please keep me informed.

    Cheers,
    Lee

    on 1/21/04 8:38, Ele Carpenter at ele.carpenter@blueyonder.co.uk wrote:

    > Marcos Weskamp wrote:
    >
    >> Which are the dynamics of mailing lists as social groups? How do they
    >>
    >> organize themselves? Who are the main speakers and who the most
    >> socially
    >> visual persons in those groups?
    >>
    >> All emails to the lists are plotted as they happen, which makes these
    >> diagrams almost *live* snapshots of the current status of the lists.
    >
    > Hi Marcus,
    > I've tried to launch your site - but it doesn't seem to be working. I'm
    > interested in your project as I am planning on making a 6 degrees of
    > separation web based map of an existing network of net activists and socially
    > engaged visual artists, some of whom do not use the internet...
    > Is there a direct link you can send me to view your site?
    > Ele
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  • Marcos Weskamp | Thu Jan 22nd 2004 11:03 p.m.
    Hi Ele,

    thanks for the heads up. When I looked back at it this morning, seemed the
    database had crashed.
    I just restored it and should be working properly. - data right there is
    slightly old, so it will take a while until it shapes again as it was
    looking like a couple of days ago.
    the url hasn't changed:
    http://www.marumushi.com/apps/socialcircles/

    Your project seems super interesting though, please let me know if you need
    any help with it!

    best regards,

    -marcos

    ----- Original Message -----
    > Hi Marcus,
    > I've tried to launch your site - but it doesn't seem to be working. I'm
    interested in your project as I am planning on making a 6 degrees of
    separation web based map of an existing network of net activists and
    socially engaged visual artists, some of whom do not use the internet...
    > Is there a direct link you can send me to view your site?
    > Ele
  • Jose Hernandez | Fri Jan 23rd 2004 5:11 p.m.
    Regarding social circles:

    Marcos, I took a look at your site. Nice work. I was suprised to see
    myself represented as a circle on more than one one of the mailing lists you
    follow. I too am a CF/Flash/FarCry developer and have been studying social
    networks & information spaces. I'd really love to see how your software
    works. It reminds me of something one of my professors here at UC Santa
    Cruz built - a conversation mapper that allows a user to visually trace
    usenet conversations. A colleage and I were planning on building a
    visualization system in flash for representing XML data as a hyperbolic
    tree. A was reverse-engineering something similar Samuel Wan made a while
    back... We were trying to come up with ways to show associations found in
    the amazon referrer system (customers who bought this book also bought...).
    Anyway, It looks like you came up with not only a way to collect and parse
    interesting social data, but to present it as well.. Have you heard of
    FOAF? (google::foaf) It's an XML document type which can be used to map
    assoctiations between individuals. Anyway, I thought it might be useful to
    your project (at least conceptually). Also, I am interested in
    collaborating on or writing about something of this nature... let me know
    if you are interested.

    Feel free to take a look at my article on SmartDocs in the latest eyecandy,
    UCSC's journal of Film and Digital Media: http://eyecandy.ucsc.edu

    peace
    ~joze
    --
    Jose Miguel Hernandez
    Web Developer | UCSC Student Affairs
    http://jozecuervo.com

    ----- Original Message -----
    From: "marcos weskamp" <bulkmail@marcosweskamp.com>
    To: <list@rhizome.org>
    Sent: Thursday, January 22, 2004 7:00 PM
    Subject: Re: RHIZOME_RAW: Re: social circles

    > Hi Ele,
    >
    > thanks for the heads up. When I looked back at it this morning, seemed the
    > database had crashed.
    > I just restored it and should be working properly. - data right there is
    > slightly old, so it will take a while until it shapes again as it was
    > looking like a couple of days ago.
    > the url hasn't changed:
    > http://www.marumushi.com/apps/socialcircles/
    >
    >
    > Your project seems super interesting though, please let me know if you
    need
    > any help with it!
    >
    > best regards,
    >
    >
    > -marcos
    >
    > ----- Original Message -----
    > > Hi Marcus,
    > > I've tried to launch your site - but it doesn't seem to be working. I'm
    > interested in your project as I am planning on making a 6 degrees of
    > separation web based map of an existing network of net activists and
    > socially engaged visual artists, some of whom do not use the internet...
    > > Is there a direct link you can send me to view your site?
    > > Ele
    >
    >
    > +
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    > +
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