Tagged with “location” (9)

  1. Forecasting the Future of Maps

    02/20/2015 Legal Battle Ends, But Seas Continue to Rise in Kivalina, Alaska Habitats Shift As Arctic Temps Creep Above Freezing Is Your Empty Stomach Fueling Your Shopping Spree? What Bilingual Babies Can Teach Us About Language Learning Are Women at Greater Risk for Alzheimer’s? Forecasting the Future of Maps ARCHIVE 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 SUBSCRIBE Podcast FEB. 20, 2015 Forecasting the Future of Maps

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    Google Maps celebrated its 10-year anniversary this month. In that decade, web and mobile mapping companies have sprung up to chart the corner of every city and integrate real time transportation data into these maps. What will the maps of the future look like, and will they help us move from point A to point B more efficiently?

    http://sciencefriday.com/segment/02/20/2015/forecasting-the-future-of-maps.html

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  2. Ten years of Google Maps – Tech Weekly podcast

    On this week’s Tech Weekly podcast, we mark Google Maps’ 10th anniversary – yes, it has been 10 whole years since digital maps hit the mainstream and banished the A to Z from people’s bags.

    Gary Gale from the UK’s Ordnance Survey joins us down the line to talk about the company’s mapping initiatives around digital maps and where maps go next – indoors.

    Plus professor Mark Graham from the Oxford Internet Institute discusses how the geographies of the internet have reconfigured how people engage with the city.

    http://www.theguardian.com/technology/audio/2015/feb/11/tech-weekly-podcast-10-years-of-google-maps

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  3. Invisible Cities

    An exploration of the imaginative possibilities held within a city’s secret folds.

    Invisible Cities takes its inspiration from Italo Calvino’s novel of the same name. Originally produced by Eleanor McDowall for BBC Radio 3’s Between the Ears, this documentary features contributions from writers, urban explorers and mapmakers, and invites us to eavesdrop on the hidden, fantastical and surreal stories caught between the cracks of the modern city.

    http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/soundproof/invisible-cities/5694368

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  4. Interview: Simon Garfield, Author Of ‘On The Map’ : NPR

    On the Map author Simon Garfield speaks with NPR’s Steve Inskeep about the history of maps, how they can be used as political tools, and how GPS and modern mapping applications are changing the way we see ourselves and our place in the world.

    http://www.npr.org/2013/01/07/168090325/mapping-a-history-of-the-world-and-our-place-in-it

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  5. Tumbling the Drone War | New Hampshire Public Radio

    We look into a Tumblr account that lends perspective to the drone war by using Google Earth. Joining us is blogger and artist James Bridle, creator of Dronestagram.

    http://nhpr.org/post/tumbling-drone-war

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  6. Podcast: Looking for the OpenStreetMap Road Map - Directions Magazine

    Last week the OpenStreetMap community came together in Denver, Colorado for The State of the Map. Our editors dig into the news from the event and ponder the future of this crowdsourced map of the world.

    http://www.directionsmag.com/podcasts/podcast-looking-for-the-openstreetmap-road-map/200269

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  7. Ambient Location and the Future of the Interface

    UX designer Amber Case will share insights from her research in cyborg anthropology and talk about what really makes us human.

    Amber Case is a Cyborg Anthropologist currently working at Vertigo Software. She founded CyborgCamp, a conference on the future of humans and computers. Her main focus is on mobile software, augmented reality and data visualization, as these reduce the amount of time and space it takes for people to connect with information. Case founded Geoloqi.com, a private location sharing application, out of a frustration with existing social protocols around text messaging and wayfinding. She formerly worked at global advertising agency. In 2010, she was named by Fast Company Magazine as one of the Most Influential Women in Tech.

    http://schedule.sxsw.com/2012/events/event_IAP992057

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  8. Tangible Interactions in Urban Spaces

    The transition from physical to virtual spaces means that there is less opportunity to physically interact in public spaces. Historically public spaces were used for celebration, today they are used for anonymous mobile calls. We would like to explore the ways in which the tangible aspect of physical space might be re-introduced into our virtual interactions through an exploration and discussion of - among other things - responsive architecture.

    • Mouna Andraos, Electronic Crafts
    • Francesca Birks, Arup
    • Molly Wright Steenson, Princeton University School of Architecture
    • Ben [neb] Cerveny, AFK Stamen Gamelayers etc

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  9. Place Matters

    In a prior job, Yahoo researcher Elizabeth Churchill wanted to build relationships between colleagues in the Bay area and in Tokyo. In this talk at eTech 2008, Elizabeth discusses a project undertaken to accomplish this. The implementation was a large public touchscreen display where employees from both locations could post content of their choice to share with colleagues. The project allowed colleagues to window shop into an online world at a public display where people in the physical space could interact with the digital content and with each other, strengthening weak ties and creating ice breakers.

    Elizabeth shares some of the challenges faced during the project and poses questions about the possible trajectories of uptake and success of such installations in the marketplace.

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