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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Giovanni Ebono

Founder of the Ebono Institute, Giovanni Ebono, is the nom-de-plum of Geoff Ebbs. He was formed as a comic, working the club circuit in Byron Bay and the NSW Northern Rivers. In the tradition of Bob Dylan, David Bowie, Mark Twain or Lewis Carroll, the character became more famous than the originator, and took on a life […]

The Generator

The Generator is a news service that started life as a radio show in Byron Bay, northern NSW in 2005. The Generator News was broadcast via the Community Radio Network to 40 stations around the country from 2007 until 2010. Most recently it was broadcast on 4ZZZfm Brisbane at midday on Monday and Wednesday. The website, […]

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 […]