28 11/14

Vocoder (Voice Coder)

This is a short media history of technical sound coding and distortion, from the military scrambling of speech through the robotic sounds of Kraftwerk to today’s linear predictive coding burned into mobile phones.

03 11/14

Data visualization at Sigradi 2014


Design of a tool for the visualisation of historical data
Ricardo Cedeño Montaña

Building: Facultad de Arquitectura – Universidad de la República
Room: Salón B2
Date: 14 Nov 2014. 15:00 – 15:20
Last modified: 03 Nov 2014

SIGRADI 2014 programme here (PDF)


In the sciences the combination of different types of analysis, textual and visual, contributes to the legibility of the results of the research. Techniques such as data visualization and information graphics have a long history in the natural and social sciences. Recently, researchers in the humanities have got interested in producing visualizations to synthesize facts and trends. The purpose is to create novel observations and analysis of historical and cultural data. This paper presents the use of programming and markup languages to design a custom and open tool for the creation of one particular type of historical data visualization: chronologies.

KEYWORDS: Data visualization, chronology, XML, processing.

PD: The processing sketch is available here: http://bit.ly/1pifGi1