Our dear President Franck Ghitalla has listed the websites of our members as well as projects and tools we are involved in (individually or collectively). To launch this Links Section, I comment here how we are involved in, or connected to, each of these entities and projects.
Members and Partners
- Linkfluence is a startup created by three founder members of WebAtlas (Alain Le Berre, Guilhem Fouetillou and Camille Maussang), not to mention its skilled designer Antonin Rohmer. With its innovative tools, methods and concepts, linkfluence allows its clients to divide, analyze and map the social web community by community. Linkfluence is a long-time and faithful research partner of WebAtlas, and its involvement in social sciences as a startup is incomparable.
- Sciences Po | médialab is a technological infrastructure created at the cutting edge by Sciences Po in order to place social sciences within the new numerical practices, to exchange and to test. The médialab is a reliable and helpful partner of WebAtlas since its creation, and is currently hosting Mathieu Jacomy and Anne l’Hôte.
- The Gephi Consortium is a legal entity created to ensure future developments of Gephi by collecting funds and in-kind contributions. We all support this network, brilliantly animated by Sébastien Heymann with the help of Gephi‘s head developer Mathieu Bastian.
- The Cartographer’s Workshop (l’Atelier de Cartographie) is simply Franck Ghitalla‘s hideout. Take a tour in this short but dense website!
- TIC Migrations, ”the Program for the Study of the Use of Information and Communication Technologies [ICTs] in Migrations”, directed by Dana Diminescu, is a research program exploring the impact of new technologies on the world of migrants. TIC Migrations is our first research partner, and has incubated many of our projects (including Gephi). Matthieu Renault, Mathieu Jacomy and Mehdi Bourgeois keep developing its emblematic project e-Diasporas Atlas.
Projects and Mapping Systems
- LinkedIn Maps is the ground-breaking initiative of LinkedIn Labs, Mathieu Bastian‘s new playground.
- Exalead Constellation is Hugo Zanghi‘s remake of the Exalead search engine, but cartographic.
- Linkfluence’s Atlas shows the various emblematic projects of this startup since 2005.
- The CPAN Explorer is the live cartography of CPAN, the main Perl repository. Thanks Julian Bilcke and the tireless Frank Cuny.
- The Diseasome is an amazing map (and more) credited as a collective work of WebAtlas and Linkfluence.
- Gephi is the famous graphviz software created by Mathieu Jacomy and developed (so greatly) by Mathieu Bastian, with the help of Sebastien Heymann, and now featuring a healthy community of free and skilled developers. Now bigger than WebAtlas.
- Of Nodes And Edges is Alexis Jacomy‘s blog, where you’ll find his works on graphviz: Flash plugins (like Sigma) to visualize Gephi’s graphs online!