Larisa Blazic

By Larisa Blazic, Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Media, Arts and Design, University of Westminster

The Libre Graphics Meeting (LGM) is a meeting about free and open source software for graphics such as raster graphics editor Gimp, vector graphics editor Inkscape, desktop publishing software Scribus, free sketching and painting program Krita, 3D creation Blender, among many other amazing projects. Held yearly since 2006 and hosted by a different institution each year, LGM attracts developers, artists, and professionals who use and help…

By Larisa Blazic, Senior Lecturer - Faculty of Media, Arts and Design - University of Westminster.

Data visualisation, information design, infographics are forms of visual communication of data to educate, inform thus contributing to scientific discovery. A combination of basic graphics design elements, statistics and cognitive science, it functions as a translation of complex data sets into accessible, coherent and comprehensive narratives. In order to unpack how and why is this useful for scientific research and it's dissemination, it is probably best to start with Edward Tufte,…

By Robert Davey, The Genome Analysis Centre (TGAC), Ross Mounce, University of Cambridge, Larisa Blazic, University of Westminster, Anelda van der Walt, Talarify, and Raniere Silva, Software Sustainability Institute.

A speed blog from the Collaborations Workshop 2016 (CW16).

The Open Science movement is facing a challenge - how do we convince our peers to liberate their science? During the Collaborations Workshop 2016, we developed these 9 steps to help anyone that is unsure what Open Science is, or who are looking to make their science more open.

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