April 27th, 2005
Rob, playing with the ideas of George Monbiot, put together a nice visualization of a district map for a “global parliament”, a proportional representation body to balance the 1 country, 1 vote UN model, a House of Reps, to the Senate as it were. I think the model is problematic, but its a good tool for exploring what a global democracy might look like.
(disclosure: I totally failed to help Rob come up with a clever algorithm for doing data smoothing over a set of 20 million cells. What can I say, I was a Comp. Lit major)
September 5th, 2004
GraphViz.pm is a Perl wrapper for the excellent GraphViz library. Installation is easy, download Graphviz for OS X, which is adds a slick GUI on top of the command line tools, drag it to Applications, and add
/Applications/Graphviz.app/Contents/MacOS to your
$PATH (probably want to do this in your
.profile so it persists). Now
perl -MCPAN -e 'install GraphViz', and your done.
What I want (and I’m surprised doesn’t exist) is a Graphiz to XHTML/CSS renderer, for small to medium sized graphs seems obvious.