Saturday, July 10, 2010

Christian Nold Maps Money Flow

I'm a big fan of the projects of Christian Nold in a net-groupie kind of way, and his latest newsletter brings news of his new project - the Bijlmer Euro. This uses RFID tags stuck to notes to track the flow of currency between people - I particularly like the way you can make your own from local travel cards. Click here to see the live visualisation, a much more exciting version of the static image below.

Thursday, July 08, 2010

Playing with Feedjournal

I've been playing with Feedjournal again recently, which creates a newspaper-style document from a list of RSS and Atom feeds. I picked it up a little while back but didn't use it much. Over the last few weeks, I've played with printing out a copy and being more selective about which feeds to include. It's quite nice to try to keep a varied, interesting mix of articles, and saves me from buying a weekend paper.

Here's my latest self-generated copy

I quite like that gradually I get to know which feeds work better on paper (i.e. not those with lots of links or videos). The current list is below (in no particular order), but some others have dropped off for various reasons.