Chairperson of the Ebono Institute, Geoff Ebbs is author of the best-selling Australian Internet Book, past editor of PC Week and PC User and producer of the Big Byte, the Generator and the Cage. Currently at Griffith University, lecturing Design students in Business in Marketing, Geoff recently completed an intense Robotics course at Riga Technical University. He is currently working on Visual Interfaces for Representing Complex Data as his contribution to the W3C Semantic Web project. This builds on his work in the 1990s on Metadex as a forerunner to compressed multi-dimensional sparse matrix inverted indexing and Proton, the forerunner to Mambo, hence Joomla.
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 project being at the lower right and then moving anti-clockwise around it.
The colour coding is explained in the key at the top right hand of the middle panel. At the moment the only active colour coding is the selected creative. Geoff is purple, Al Gore, Ted Nace and Christopher Alexander and their works are coloured red, leaf and light green respectively.
At the moment all relationships are considered together. The interface is designed so that you can filter the projects under consideration and the relationships that should be used to select other, relevant projects. That aspect of the interface has not yet been implemented.
Hovering over each project highlights the summary in the right hand panel.
The summaries are linked through to the article on the Ebono Institute website.