Boris Mann kindly invited me to one of Fission's regular video chats. I was rather hoping to talk more about Fission's work, but we ended up focussed more on the history of TiddlyWiki, where it is now, and where it may be going.
Here are some links to things we plan to reference in the talk:
Update: 9th December 2018
Here's the video:
This was an experiment I made back in June 2005 (a year after starting work on TiddlyWiki; nine months since its release). It explores a similar area to Cecily, notably the idea of arranging tiddlers on a two dimensional plane, with position and size being used to convey relationships between them.
In Cecily, there are two separate interactions to adjust the size and position of a tiddler. In FridgyWiki I was exploring the idea of simplifying things so that the user can only drag to adjust the position of a tiddler, with its size being a property of the location on the plane.
In the demo, you can drag fridge magnets representing each tiddler around a black plane. As the magnets move to the right, they get smoothly smaller.
The hypothesis was that the user would arrange important items on the left, with less important items stacked up in columns towards the right. Perhaps the tiddlers would flow to the right as new items arrive at the left. I was also interested in the idea of non-linear maps, for example, a fish-eye-like area in the middle that shows tiddlers larger than around the edges.
The FridgyWiki demo can be found at http://jermolene.com/fridgywiki
Welcome to yet another incarnation of http://jermolene.com/
It replaces two earlier attempts:
You can use this valuable tool to help brainstorming sessions, find names for your new startup, or for your own hilarious amusement. Follow in the footsteps of Brian Eno, David Bowie, and Luke Rhinehart and use randomness to stimulate your creativity.
Type or paste as much source text as you like into the text box, dial up the gibberish index and click the button. The text never leaves your browser, so you can safely use confidential or personal information.
Mimic can be found at http://jermolene.com/mimic
I've been interested for a long time in combining a wiki with a zooming user interface. The idea is to lay out the pages of the wiki over an infinite 2D plane. The user can move them around and resize them, using size and position to convey relationships between items. As one moves between pages, the characteristic behaviour of a ZUI is to zoom out to reveal both the source and the target, and then zoom back down to the target.
Cecily can be found at http://jermolene.com/cecily