July 15, 2014

brucesterling:

thomstudio:

 ”LIKE A VISION”

Mister Thoms 2014 - Ferentino

*Italian street art

February 15, 2014
[T]he Google bus and the Apple bus don’t reduce commuting’s impact. They just transfer it to poorer people.
May 29, 2013
In Google’s world, public space is just something that stands between your house and the well-reviewed restaurant that you are dying to get to.
March 28, 2013
March 17, 2013
Both you and I want to talk about [the project]. But we can’t. Anything we say without reference to computers is already out of date before it’s uttered, isn’t it? The information to correct and shape our opinions exists, and we know it exists, so we decline to communicate until we’ve briefed ourselves, and because Shalmaneser works thousands of times faster than we do, we can never catch up so we never genuinely manage to communicate.
Brunner, Stand on Zanzibar
February 6, 2013
ajammc:


Zarina Hashmi’s rendering of the map of Beirut


(better source)

ajammc:

Zarina Hashmi’s rendering of the map of Beirut

(better source)

(via fuckyeahcartography)

January 20, 2013
[W]e can end with Barandiaran, who calls for a “subversive micropolitics of techno-social empowerment” that experiences it “in an open and participatory process that seeks social conflict and technical difficulty as spaces in which to construct ourselves for ourselves.”
October 15, 2012

Links to remember from SotM PDX

Potlatch 2 merging tool

Could be a nice way to perform something like a guided import. Would be really interesting to see this approach merged with the *-a-tron, now maproulette.

WITH RECURSIVE

New to me. Andrew from CartoDB mentioned it a number of times as a way to make your database (or CartoDB) do more work than it would usually.

Address Improvement

Mentioned during a talk on fixing addressing in OSM, that included an almost-humorous level of detail on how addresses (street names and house numbers) are structured in the US.

May 9, 2012
Bunge, Direction of Money Transfers in Metropolitan Detroit

Bunge, Direction of Money Transfers in Metropolitan Detroit

May 5, 2012
logicallypositive:

primal-libertarian:

A Security Check Point for Kids! Brainwash them while they are young.
Amazon.com: Playmobil Security Check Point: Toys & Games

I particularly like this review:
I was a little disappointed when I first bought this item, because the functionality is limited. My 5 year old son pointed out that the passenger’s shoes cannot be removed. Then, we placed a deadly fingernail file underneath the passenger’s scarf, and neither the detector doorway nor the security wand picked it up. My son said “that’s the worst security ever!”. But it turned out to be okay, because when the passenger got on the Playmobil B757 and tried to hijack it, she was mobbed by a couple of other heroic passengers, who only sustained minor injuries in the scuffle, which were treated at the Playmobil Hospital. The best thing about this product is that it teaches kids about the realities of living in a high-surveillence society. My son said he wants the Playmobil Neighborhood Surveillence System set for Christmas. I’ve heard that the CC TV cameras on that thing are pretty worthless in terms of quality and motion detection, so I think I’ll get him the Playmobil Abu-Gharib Interogation Set instead (it comes with a cute little memo from George Bush).

logicallypositive:

primal-libertarian:

A Security Check Point for Kids! Brainwash them while they are young.

Amazon.com: Playmobil Security Check Point: Toys & Games

I particularly like this review:

I was a little disappointed when I first bought this item, because the functionality is limited. My 5 year old son pointed out that the passenger’s shoes cannot be removed. Then, we placed a deadly fingernail file underneath the passenger’s scarf, and neither the detector doorway nor the security wand picked it up. My son said “that’s the worst security ever!”. But it turned out to be okay, because when the passenger got on the Playmobil B757 and tried to hijack it, she was mobbed by a couple of other heroic passengers, who only sustained minor injuries in the scuffle, which were treated at the Playmobil Hospital.

The best thing about this product is that it teaches kids about the realities of living in a high-surveillence society. My son said he wants the Playmobil Neighborhood Surveillence System set for Christmas. I’ve heard that the CC TV cameras on that thing are pretty worthless in terms of quality and motion detection, so I think I’ll get him the Playmobil Abu-Gharib Interogation Set instead (it comes with a cute little memo from George Bush).

(via un--man)

April 13, 2012
floresenelatico:


Sheikh Rihan’s mural has been painted onto one of four walls erected around Cairo following the riots last year.

floresenelatico:

Sheikh Rihan’s mural has been painted onto one of four walls erected around Cairo following the riots last year.

(via periferiadomestica)

April 4, 2012

brooklynskillshare:

596 Acres is going to be teaching with Brooklyn Skillshare on May 1st for our “Building Community Alternatives to Capitalism” day in solidarity with the Occupy Movement. Stay tuned for more details!

totes:

Starting to help document reclaimed abandoned lots in Brooklyn for 596acres.org. Such an awesome project! Check out more photos and stay tuned for more over on my photo site.

596 Acres is a public education project aimed at making communities aware of the land resources around them. 596 acres is how much vacant public land existed in Brooklyn alone as of April 2010.

March 28, 2012
Why doesn’t every set of stairs have these?!

Why doesn’t every set of stairs have these?!

(Source: landscapearchitecture)

March 24, 2012