The Velociraptor Problem in D3

I love the XKCD webcomic, and at the weekend I saw one particular panel from it in which a substitute teacher asks a question about velociraptors. In fact, I only heard about the ‘Velociraptor Problem’ though this Wired post about...

Webscraping with Node.js

At the beginning of October when I started the process of learning to code, being able to write and deploy my own scrapers was one of the progress milestones I had in mind. Scraping is the process of programmatically retrieving...

Re-Spend Trident

Re-Spend Trident is a prototype for a standalone news app site made in response to news of the massively overrunning costs of the Trident nuclear weapons renewal programme. The intention was to make an interactive site which would provoke users...

Pics from your postcode

This project uses jQuery and makes cross-domain AJAX requests using JSONP. The script makes API calls to Postcodes.io to get latitude and longitude details for a given postcode, and then Panoramio to load a set of pictures from those coordinates....

My First Dataviz

Last weekend I went to my first MozFest, a three-day conference/festival/expo run by the Mozilla foundation. Personally, I was excited to see that one whole floor of the Ravensbourne media campus was devoted specifically to journalism projects, so I ended...