Scratchpad for the Computational Law “DataVR” Workshop
This workshop successfully concluded on January 24th.
Jan 24/Day 2: Urgent Questions & Comments
Project and Teams
Name: Before It’s Too Late
Name: DataVR & K-12
Jan 24/Day 2: General Discussion
Jan 23/Day 1: General Discussion (Archive)
We are starting at about 2:20pm Eastern today. See you online!
Stephanie - here is link for Hangout report out for your project team: https://hangouts.google.com/call/hsdhb6pharfnrbyb4lh5ji3liue
My question is rather silly. Where are we supposed to visualize the data? I have some network data but I don’t have windows installed on my system. So I guess I cannot use simmetri. Is it mandatory to install simmetri or A-Frame or there is some online interface as well?
Kshitiz, you don't need windows to use a-frame. You can go to codepen.io, put the a-frame script reference in the <head> tag with the head icon, and start adding a-entities. Follow the docs on aframe.io.
D3 is a strong open source library for dataviz. It interacts well with A-Frame for VR:
Learn D3’s commands here:
ScatterViz’ demo uses this: https://github.com/bryik/aframe-scatter-component
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Name: Before It’s Too Late
Blurb: Bring climate change data into VR
Team PoC: Hanson Gong
Project Site: vrbeforeitstoolate.org
Project Scratch Pad: https://docs.google.com/document/d/14Sb_aTP1RDs1j-PyZQ5HpvuKjdfZf9gQSpTTLEllM8s/edit
Bill Wendel (real estate angle)
Blurb: Hold Cambridge population data in your hand.
Team PoC: Chris Lowery
Adapted from a plot by bryik:
Civic data: (matthew somerville)
Recommended pivot table jQuery component:
Flying over the UK A-Frame+D3 geospatial demo:
Name: DataVR & K-12
Blurb: Classroom uses for VR data visualisation
Team PoC: Stephanie Mendoza
Wiki page of resources: https://github.com/ComputationalLaw/MIT-IAP-2017-DataVR/wiki/Classroom-and-Learning-Project
Lake Erie underwater VR stage:
How do we get access to the A-Frame program?
A-Frame resources are available here: https://aframe.io Stephanie - what would you say??
This basically, just put the library in the document head.
Is it possible to visualize legal data, e.g. a legal document in A-Frame. For example, like this- Its a 3D view of synthetic insulin. Is it possible to visualize legal document in similar way in A-Frame?
Dazza: Tuhin - great direction. In a moment during project pitch session, let’s see who else else is interested and maybe come up with a team project!
Response from Tuhin:
Yes, sure. For your convenience, I am sending a link of its XML file format.
Erc B.: I’d love to see a 3D last will and testament
Dazza: Visualization of legal data is becoming more prevalent in general and is a good candidate for VR. Eric suggests a 3D will. A document is data (very little and in natural language rather than computable structures) but sure, one could represent the legal instrument as 3D objects and other information in a VR environment. A testamentary trust might provide more to work with. Better yet would be high volumes of high velocity streams of highly structured legal data, such as daily filings of disclosures to the SEC in pure text format, UTF-8 encoding and XBRL structure defined by the SEC electronic filing regulation and guidance (specifying the XML schema, data dictionaries, metadata and other easy to compute goodies)
Chris: VR does not support HTML directly. To replicate documents as Dazza suggests you'll need this component:
Your pic reminds me of D3’s ribbon generator!
Where is the link for online participants for google hangout?
UPDATE: Links for the session on Day 2 are included in the Syllabus
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Here are some Las Vegas city open datasets https://opendata.lasvegasnevada.gov/browse?limitTo=datasets
For relevant Cambridge city data, have a look at their awesome deployment of municipal ordinances in “best practice” statesdecoded format, here: http://code.cambridgema.gov/
Documentation of the json structure and API: https://github.com/statedecoded/statedecoded
Available at http://atlas.media.mit.edu/en/resources/data/
Could you say a few words about how you might represent this data in a VR environment and maybe speculate as to how a user might be able to understand or answer some common question with the data faster or better than with “flat screen” display?.
Collected resources on VR for business data viz + VR
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