's Player Photograph reminded me of this; maybe we can start a trend.
My original picture; I'm still very proud of it.
It took me a few days to complete this, because I was trying to figure out how to take a picture of my /self/. not simply my person, my body, but somehow my actions. Considering my character, myself, as something of a finder of links and of information, and having recently started working on a network science analysis project, I thought I should somehow show my connections. I tried to think of how best to do this, as I had been instructed to actively take
a picture, rather than just make one.
So I decided to record what I was doing as I traveled on the web--I watched what sites I went to, and how much traffic I got from them. once I had a bit of data, I wrote a little program to parse this into sites, then turn this into a graph with myself at the center, links from me to my visited places, and cross-links as appropriate. I also had it automatically go and download icons from each site, when it could automatically find them, and to put those into the graph as well. I used JUNG, an open source networking library, to display the graph and saved the image. To bring the connection back to myself, I took several digital photos, and overlaid the network on one I liked, which seemed to bring some concentration and thought into the network.
The resulting picture, I think, shows me trying (as usual) to make sense out of the skein.
Headed back to DC, it seemed like the time to make one (or two) of these. My plan is to spread SF0 like a deceptively cute mental virus.
Cat's Eye Nebula
A small attempt to look into the structure of the universe.
Designed to provide hopeful inspiration for The Villain's What is Advertising?
completion. I like the image of these wonderful statistical distributions and their links to each other just exploding out of my head. The original image of distributions (from Casella and Berger) is one of my favorites in all statistics, as it shows the really interesting ways in which the most common statistical distributions relate to each other. I'm always amazed by the way things can transform and shift in relation to each other.
The Villain, with network overlay.
Taken as part of my SF0 senate campaign
The Mock Piratey Turtle
For a little while, everyone was making their player icons into cross-stitching Alice in Wonderland patterns; I saw the Mock Turtle design and thought I'd give it a little SF0 twist, in honor of piratey turtle
Supporting a third path during the war against the UofA.