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View Resource q - Text as Data

q is a command-line utility that allows users to execute SQL queries in tabular format text files (CSV, TSV, and other such formats). Users wanting to accomplish this task without a tool like q would typically need to load the CSV data into database software of some kind. The examples section on the q website provides an analysis of website click-count data and an analysis of file sizes to...

View Resource Public: A Journal of Imagining America

For humanities scholars and researchers interested in the intersection of art and the public sphere, Public: A Journal of Imagining America is a "peer-reviewed, multimedia e-journal focused on humanities, arts, and design in public life." Launched in 2013, the journal is a publication of Imagining America: Artists and Scholars in Public Life, which is a consortium of colleges and universities that...

View Resource Radiooooo

Readers interested in discovering new music or tracing the evolution of musical trends across time may enjoy Radiooooo, a streaming platform that allows listeners to travel across virtual space and time to listen to a "radio station" in a country and decade of their choosing. The five os are for the five continental landmasses included in the project: Africa, Eurasia, the Americas, Australia,...

View Resource IPFS

The InterPlanetary FileSystem (IPFS) provides a peer-to-peer content-addressable distributed filesystem that can store and share linked hypermedia. In other words, it's a decentralized alternative to the web. The web is currently decentralized in the sense that anyone can add their own server to it. However, the servers themselves are often single points of failure. When a server goes away, it is...

View Resource AirVisual Earth

AirVisual Earth is a project inspired by Cameron Beccario's "Earth: A Global Map of Wind, Weather, and Ocean Conditions" (which we re-featured in the 1-28-2018 Scout Report) that provides a real-time visualization of air pollution around the globe. The map was created by the Swiss company I.Q. Air and illustrates air quality data collected from a number of Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)...