Using StoryLines

Storylines is a subdomain of the Ebono Institute website that provides an alternative way of seeing the projects undertaken by the Institute. http://storylines.ebono.com.au Select a project from the left hand menu to see its relationship with other projects in the database. The projects with the deepest relationship are displayed around it, with the most significant […]

The Australian Internet Book

First published in March 1995, The Australian Internet Book introduced over 250,000 Australians to the Internet. The book sold 65,000 copies across four editions making it the best selling technical book ever published in Australia and was packaged with modems and Internet accounts while people learned how to take advantage of this brilliant new tool. […]

Strategic pipeline analysis

Almost everyone in business has heard of the sales pipeline and there are quite sophisticated tools for managing and reporting from a sales pipeline to create business forecasts. The Ebono Institute has a suite of these tools available in different forms. Most businesses find our spreadsheet based system quite useful. The Theory of Constraints work […]

pathmap

pathmap is an application designed to support wellness practitioners interpret pathology results. The brainchild of nutritionist and medical consultant, Rachel Arthur, pathmap links a body of work about the detailed interplay between different aspects of pathology, biochemistry and nutrition to provide holistic insights into the patient’s condition. Like many laboratory results, pathology are generally used […]

Metadex

A system for indexing metadata, Metadex was designed to provide contextual support for text searching and allow the content management systems then under development to share information effectively. A US patent was applied before but the dot com crash took the company down before the patent was defended. Advances in text searching, artificial intelligence and […]

Seeking Throughlines Through Storylines

The Storylines interface is an exploration as well as a presentation tool. It was developed to reveal and discover throughlines as much as to present them. The reason for this is that I had never sat down and made a list of my projects, let alone examined them for throughlines or thought about identifying established […]

Christopher Alexander

Architect, writer and philosopher, Christopher Alexander has taken a bottom up approach to design, identifying what makes individual components of a design good, and building from that a series of patterns that lead to good architectural design. His best known work A Pattern Language was written in 1977 and compiled thousands of these patterns as […]

CHIME

One of the founding principles of UNIX was that Text is the universal interface. While there has been much debate about that concept, we still assume that text is the key to everything from scripting languages to voice recognition. Need that be the case? What if music was the way that we interacted with the […]