Pool Extras

This page links to resources developed in conjunction with The Pool, a project of Still Water at the University of Maine. You can use The Pool perfectly well without them, but they extend its usefulness in new dimensions.

Pool source code

If you want to see how The Pool is built, install an instance on your own server, or hack it for your own ends, you can download the latest build here. The version history is available via The Pool's own reference to itself. (We know, it's weird to use a project to track itself, but hey, it works.)

This code is distributed freely under the Open Art License.

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The Open Art License
automatically grants permission to re-use under these conditions:

So you're free to use The Pool's source code under the same conditions as the GPL, except that re-use must be non-commercial and you need to register your re-use back in The Pool.

Registration implies no approval process--it's just for our information. You just add your project to our Pool, with a relationship back to the original version.

If you have a re-use in mind that doesn't abide by these terms--or you just want to know more about the code or license--please contact us via ude.eniam.timu@erutluc.loop. We're pretty open to ideas and can probably work something out for you.

Pool theme bookmarklet

This bookmarklet for the del.icio.us social bookmark site opens a reference panel inside the originating page that includes the controlled vocabulary native to The Pool.

To use, just drag the following link to your browser's bookmark toolbar, then click on it to add the Pool themes to any Web page:

Pool Themes v2.1
Pool Themes v2.1i for Internet Explorer (untested)

If you are using this for a Capstone class for U-Me New Media, drag this link instead:

Capstone Themes v2.1
Capstone Themes v2.1i for Internet Explorer (untested)
Pool social network grapher

Jerome Knope's spiffy CocoaNetworkGrapher maps relationships among collaborators in the Art Pool.

[Note: this application is currently offline until we migrate it to our new server.]

social network graph
To use CocoaNetworkGrapher, first pick a person from the list, then adjust the number of degrees of separation you want to explore:
  1. will graph all the projects they worked on;
  2. will also graph all the collaborators who worked on those projects;
  3. will graph all the projects their collaborators worked on;
  4. will graph all the collaborators who worked on those projects, and so on.
The character of the line indicates the role contributors played in a project: Note that CocoaNodeGrapher is still in beta and requires Mac OS10.3+
Download the latest CocoaNodeGrapher from Jerome's site or CocoaNodeGrapher 0.1beta2 from this mirror.
Please send comments or questions on any of these resources to ude.eniam.timu@erutluc.loop.