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Re: Linked Data Visualization Platforms; Different Approaches

From: Aldo Bucchi <aldo.bucchi@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 22 Aug 2008 16:05:21 -0400
Message-ID: <7a4ebe1d0808221305l44925a91i25617d801b3a38a9@mail.gmail.com>
To: "public-lod@w3.org" <public-lod@w3.org>

Hmm... this Silence probably proves my point
Or maybe my post wasn't clear enough.

Consider tapping into established visualization frameworks and richer
client platforms ;)
If we get RDF there ( by extending their frameworks and evangelizing
), then those particular communities can make their decentralized
contribution.

Piggyback the Global Mind.
These problems are not new to the world.
They just have different names for different people.

Best,
A


On Wed, Aug 20, 2008 at 6:26 AM, Aldo Bucchi <aldo.bucchi@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
>
> I was trying to hold back... but isolation is killing me. I guess we
> are social in nature.
> Some of you know I spent quite some time working on a visualization
> platform. Part of it was built on a Java / processing hybrid and
> surfaced through a thin ( flash ) client using some pretty complex
> streaming tricks ( think VNC ).
> It looks nothing like the UIs you are working on, although
> conceptually we went down similar paths.
> Since we stood on a much more solid platform, with infinite tools at
> hand and infinite local *processing ;)* power, it was easier to
> experiment ( we didn't rely on the client, Ajax, etc ) and we moved
> forward faster.
>
> You can say I cheated ;)
>
> Now, with the advent of Flash/Flex/AIR and the other RIA platforms (
> Silverlight, JavaFX and maybe even Gears ), similar power will
> eventually be available on the client side.
>
> ( forget about having powerful and modular Javascript for a while,
> things are not looking nice[1] )
>
> I guess my point is: consider breaking FREE OF THE RULES and use all
> the tools to experiment ( even if they break some standards, you can
> then come back ). There are infinite paradigms to experiment with.
>
> Some pointers:
> A very nice vis newcomer in Flex: SpatialKey [2]
> My incipient RDF framework for the Flash platform [3]
>
> I am not saying you don't know that there are other ways to do this.
> Just that you should reconsider the benefits of using a better
> framework... even if it is only for research. Back to the Haystack
> days perhaps.
> Imagine how fast faceted browsing can be with a co-located triple
> store feeding a specially crafted federated querying engine.
>
> Processing on the edge.
>
> Best,
> A
>
> [1] https://mail.mozilla.org/pipermail/es-discuss/2008-August/003400.html
> [2] http://www.spatialkey.com/
> [3] http://www.semanticflash.org/
>
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