Following the CogDog with a Wordle of my own

Inspired by Alan’s post–and amazed he’s not in a coma after the high-energy marathon of the NMC annual conference just concluded–I offer my own Wordle del.icio.us tag cloud. Jonathan Feinberg has built a compelling visualization tool that can generate a tag cloud from del.icio.us or a word cloud from any text. (I just saw an amazing Wordle made from Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have A Dream” speech.) Because the image is more interesting–elegant, pretty, intriguing–it’s actually more informative, at least in my view. The emotional design bespeaks a fellow netizen with a deep understanding of the beauty of mutual augmentation.

Thanks as always to the big dog for the link.

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5 thoughts on “Following the CogDog with a Wordle of my own

  1. I am in a coma, and just managed to blog that by blinking my eyes 😉

    You were missed this year- wait until you see the Sound Loop collection we will publish from recordings in the John Lennon Bus, which will then be open to remixes. It was a fab conference and you should be proud of Martha, Jerry, Andy, and Michael for their 5 Minutes of Fame sessions

  2. The Diving Bell, the Butterfly, and the CogDog. I get it now. 🙂

    Thanks for the kind words and for the promise of some fab music on the way. I sure wish I could have been on that bus, and in those auditoriums and classrooms and labs. Looks like a splendid time was had by all.

    I’ll move heaven and earth–and Texas–to be there next year. Now enjoy your well-earned rest!

  3. I imagine this could be a tool to allow an interesting analysis of any written work.

    So Gardner, have you plugged in Paradise Lost yet?

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