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Scraping with CSS and (pure) Python

Code discovery of the day: cssselect2 by Simon Sapin, a pure python implementation of fancy CSS3 selectors. Here, I’m scraping some data based on the “unique selector” Firefox…

Botopera: Opening

A séance with the public domain, chatbots on an IRC interface and a plotter animate authors whose work has entered into the public domain 70 years after their…

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Computational vandalism

Images from Asger Jorn Institute of Contemporary Vandalism’s 10000 years of Nordic folkart archive (photographs: Gerard Franceschi). Traced with OpenCV’s contour detection algorithm. Work in progress, with Nicolas…

Publishing Pipelines with make

Working on a python pipeline that transforms media annotations from the Active Archives video wiki (a simplified derivative of the sub-rip “SRT” text format) into HTML with embedded…

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Cut-up the web!

Simple exercise to experience the web as an editable playspace: Using FireFox, navigate to a web site in need of détournement. For instance http://nytimes.com. Save As… select “HTML…

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Toneelstof.be launched today

Toneelstof.be, goes online today. Working with Femke Snelting, this website is a production of the VTI (Flemish Institute for the Performing Arts) and combines a wealth of transcribed…

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Data blooms

Working today at a steamy Variable, on the website for Toneelstof (about Flemish theater, working together with Femke and the VTI), to be (re)launched next week. Some interesting…

TagPlayer

Open House Brussels Tagged Video Player

So I programmed a simplified “tag player” interface that I’m rather happy with for a series of interviews (tagged in Active Archives) for the Open House, part of…

Plumbers of the world unite! (Unhooking the pipe)

Today, I was paid a visit by my friendly neighborhood plumber (and a trainee) who restored my bathroom water heater (goodbye electric kettle bucket showers!). When he’d finished,…

SarmaPeopleMap

Like books in a library

I met this weekend with (digital) curator Annet Dekker. Looking at some ongoing work on the SARMA website, I mentioned the criticism I had received regarding the graph…