Software Predicts Tomorrow’s News by Analyzing Today’s and Yesterday’s Technology Review (02/01/13) Tom Simonite Researchers at Microsoft and the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology have developed software that predicts when and where disease outbreaks might occur, based on 22 years of New York Times articles and other online data. Microsoft’s Eric [...]
A photoshop plugin that disrupts a user’s attempt to create false beauty. Aimed at ad agencies and magazine designers, it’s a smart campaign to draw attention to a practice about an industry within that industry itself.
Google Now, the app that does your search before you realize you need it, added a new term to its service recently. It now has the ability to use the mic and camera without your permission, i.e. without notifying you before or after. Ostensibly this enables you to give voice [...]
A map of Mozilla Webmaker tools and services with a look at how people might enter this domain and move between the elements. It identifies a few opportunities to focus on more on Webmakers (plural) as a means to foster collaboration, learning, and easier progression from novice to expert.
A future scenario. Examines and amplifies existing technological and social changes. Thanks to persistant documentation, filtering, and tagging of everyone’s experiences, success, and failures, we live in a learning world. We engage with micro, ad hoc lessons on a daily basis. When we need it most, just-in-time guides and tutorials [...]
The Emergent Matrix is being used by a course called Co-op Lab on participatory design in the Integrated Design Program at Parsons. Students are collecting examples of different collaborative tools, processes, and systems that could serve as useful analogies for their design projects and practice. They are using the Matrix [...]
Quick dump of ideas from a conversation on data, toys, and nyc. rename the monument to fit current neighborhood demographics access monument build date? monument as immigrant or gentrifier filter contemporary debates thru monuments like xtranormal move the monument to where it belongs (inter-borough migration) monument gaze — photos of what they’ve seen [...]
Play is the freedom of movement within a more rigid structure. (wiggle room.) Play provides the opportunity for emergent experience and personal expression. Can play in journalism open a space to create objectivity created by the audience person? What do we do with the risks of misinterpretation? Play + Journalism [...]
Here is a great video that the Bicycle Innovation Lab put together of our workshop at IT University in Copenhagen.
During my trip to Copenhagen, I talked with Harddisken, a radio show on technology and society. For all you Danish speakers out there, some text and 09 Dec Radio Program.
I Don’t Need No Stinking API: Web Scraping For Fun and Profit, and the conversation about it on Hacker News.
Here’s an attempt to summarize my work on Cyclee. It’s dense, but I hope readable, and interesting enough to introduce the project and inspire a further read. (I’m jet-lagged in Copenhagen. I can almost hear the millions of wheel spokes outside resonate against the chill wind, ready and waiting for [...]
On November 9th & 10th, I participated in EcoHack NYC. This event helped push Cyclee forward and forge a stronger connection to #bikenyc. The group of people focused on bikes worked on a range of projects, some specific to Cyclee, others not. Data – I worked with Kim and Rod, [...]
Participad enables realtime collaborative editing in WordPress. It’s powered by Etherpad Lite. http://participad.org/ Participad has three modules – three different ways of integrating Etherpad Lite into your WordPress installation, each of which can be turned on or off. Dashboard – The Dashboard module puts Etherpad editors into the WordPress Dashboard. [...]
NY Times’ A History of New York in 50 Objects.
IFTTT is a fantastic web tool that enables you to easy link web services. Post a photo to facebook? Have it automatically trigger a tweet or get added to your dropbox. Weather drops below a certain temperature? Receive an email. That email can trigger another action that posts a photo [...]
Learn to code. Codecademy is a series of slick and smart online tutorials that teach you how to code. From basics to python and more. http://www.codecademy.com/