My story was shortlisted for the Shorthand Awards!

My feature story on VGM (video games music, but remixed, reorchestrated, rearranged, etc.) was shortlisted for the Shorthand Awards, the handy publishing platform I have used for the story!

I loved doing that story. The VGM scene is a great community full of very cool people! I had great conversations with them, and they were all more than happy to talk to me.

You can read the story right here 👉 https://scarufel.com/wp-content/Longhand3/Your%20childhood,%20remixed_%c2%a0an%20immersive%20guide%20for%20the%20newcomers.html

The Shortland Awards shortlist 👉 https://shorthand.com/the-craft/shorthand-awards-the-shortlist/index.html

Thanks to all the remixers!

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“Spatiotemporal storytelling” at Le Parisien: how one newspaper is aggregating data to provide a public service

LiveCity is a new data-driven project from Le Parisien that aims to bring together a range of public data sources to serve audiences across its web pages and apps. In a guest post for the Online Journalism Blog, I spoke to Project Director Stanislas de Livonnière about the challenge of aggregating one city’s dispersed open and live data feeds into a single set of dashboards and widgets that could be integrated into the outlet’s website and apps.

Read the story here on the OJB ➡️ https://onlinejournalismblog.com/2018/10/03/spatiotemporal-storytelling-le-parisien-data-aggregation/

Exploring our musical galaxy, a network analysis of the relationship between music genres

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Here is my latest story from my short series of long-form features on music evolution!

This time, we’re talking about music genres and how they interact with each other to form new genres. We also address the increasing role of robots 🤖 in all aspects of music, and how statistics and machine learning can reveal new insights into centuries-old music genres.

Just click here* : 🎵 https://scarufel.com/wp-content/Longhand2/Musicorum%20Galaxy%20%E2%80%94%20Shorthand%20Social.html 📊

Your childhood, remixed: an immersive guide for the newcomers

I wrote a feature story on the art of remixing your childhood’s video games scores, something that has been around for a while but benefited from much more traction recently, as licensed, professionalised record labels are now bringing it to the mainstream.

As a bonus, it will either make you feel better or more productive at work, at the gym or when you’re on chores.

Read the immersive story here ➡️ https://scarufel.com/wp-content/Longhand3/Your%20childhood,%20remixed_%c2%a0an%20immersive%20guide%20for%20the%20newcomers.html

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World Cup 2018 clubs compared on 3 statistics associated with winning

A 2012 study finds that 3 statistics are the attacking variables associated the most with winning.

Castellano, Casamichana and Carlos Lago showed that ball possession, the total number of shots, and the total number of shots on target were the most crucial attacking statistics associated with higher odds of winning.

So I scraped data from the match data website Flashscore.com, kept the data from the latest qualification rounds and produced a profile of all clubs for which data was available.

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