The NYC Subway is known as public transit. It is a service run by quasi-government institution that only nominally answers to the state. It is the conglomeration of several private companies that now form the Metropolitan Transit Authority. It is a public space for movement around the city. Unlike roads, [...]
Bankruptcy by the Books: Visualizing Bankruptcy at the Seattle Public Library Between 2005 and 2010, use of the Seattle Public Library and guide books on personal law and bankruptcy reflect the financial instability and crisis throughout the United States. Do the transactions at the Seattle Public Library reflect the financial [...]
I’ve drafted a design for a mobile application to help protesters map barriers, gatherings, and other facets of a dynamic protest. This information can be gathered to provide the community with a real-time birds-eye view of the activity, helping them avoid arrest, stay safe, and create the most impact. As [...]
Here’s a new iteration on my Seattle library project. Here’s an earlier iteration and general information about this project. The visualization still has a ways to go, but I’ve established a clean foundation of code to drive it.
As I discussed in my post Digging for Bankruptcy, I have been exploring data from the Seattle public library. I’m looking at how the books checked out reflect the financial crisis over the past half-dozen years. I created a quick test, connecting Processing to the database of transactions to build [...]
I’m digging through historical records from the Seattle Public Library for information that reflects the financial crisis. It’s an exercise to learn about data mining and mySQL databases, but also a fascinating look at tiny footprints left behind during a global crisis. I began by searching for titles related to [...]
The future resides in our minds until it arrives and becomes part of our past. Together, our insight and wisdom can reveal a startling forecast of what tomorrow holds for us. Submit a prediction, small or large. Become a forecaster of the future. The future has a way of arriving [...]
I developed a series of projects (4 and half to be exact), that explore interface and interaction. I was particularly interested in creating projects that aren’t much on their or with a single user. They come to life through the participation of a larger crowd. While they were each completed [...]
I am your Witness is an effort to provide people with privilege (white males like me), an opportunity to interface and intervene with people victimized by systemic police misconduct. Unlike the large incidences that lead to headlines and hearings, the small instances of racial profiling and harassment are difficult to [...]
Idea Bank is a tool to facilitate collaboration within Parsons’ DT MFA program and between this group and our peers in Trans Design. It is a bound book that allows people to submit and browse project concepts to connect the range of skills needed to bring the concept to fruition. [...]
Slides from presentation on an installation of three interventions to aid breaking creative barriers and environmental distractions to achieve a mental state of flow.