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City Of Paris Opens Up Its Data

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Utopian and radical architects in the 1960s predicted that cities in the future would not only be made of brick and mortar, but also defined by bits and flows of information. The urban dweller would become a nomad who inhabits a space in constant flux, mutating in real time. Their vision has taken on new meaning in an age when information networks rule over many of the city's functions, and define our experiences as much as the physical infrastructures, while mobile technologies transform our sense of time and of space.

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Nothing To See Here : DIY Anti Surveillance Kit

Nothing To See Here is a quick and easy to follow DIY anti surveillance guide that allows anyone to free themselves from big brother using simple to obtain items. Project can be completed with under $1 of materials and carried out in about 1 minute. Get in, get out, go about your life.

The city is a playground.

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Picture This: An Open-Source Alternative To Google Street View

January 27, 2011

John Robb, author, entrepreneur and open-source thinker, wants you to join him in building an ambitious new project named “Picture This,” which looks to map every postal address in the world online. Think Wikipedia meets Google Street View.

The project differs from Google Street View in a couple of key ways:

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This is a project I have been working on during my time at Eyebeam.


Tetrometroes utilizes the strict road system that makes up Manhattan and uses it as a stage for play, creating the world's largest Tetris board.

It is a comment on the mundane uniformity that makes up Manhattan. Unlike older cities New York's main island lacks the intricacy that allows one to get lost and really experience a city. This makes it seem cold and predictable to many.

The name Tetrometroes derives from tetrominoes, the geometric shapes composed of four squares connected orthogonally that make up Tetris pieces.

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Cytoscape - Networking

The rise of network research and visualisation in the past ten years was dramatic. From initial ideas and clunky software programs we now see a number of great open source platforms appearing.

The concept of network visualisation is rather simple, there are two elements, nodes and they have a relationship, called edge. From here both nodes and edges between them are added and complicated systems can be represented in terms of how the identified elements are connected, simple.

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7 Train 42nd St Stop.

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Originally aired 09.04.1998
Five ways of mapping the world. One story about people who make maps the traditional way — by drawing things we can see. And other stories about people who map the world using smell, sound, touch, and taste. The world redrawn by the five senses.
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Top 10: Robots doing stuff that scares the &$#! out of me

In truth, I regard the "robot uprising" meme with about the same level of seriousness as the "zombie apocalypse" meme. I suppose robots becoming sentient, independent, organized, and uncontrollably violent is at least plausible, but on the scale of plausible apocalypses, "robot revolution" is nowhere near the top of the list. More likely, in 100 years, robots will be tending to us like primates in a zoo.

So, in the spirit of fun, here's a collection of videos showing the mad, mad foolishness that roboticists have been up to equipping our future overlords with their tools of power. Or, in a more realistic vein: Look at all the amazing stuff robots can do these days!

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San Francisco Gets Inter-Bus Stop Multiplayer Gaming

San Francisco Gets Inter-Bus Stop Multiplayer GamingYahoo recently installed huge poster-size touchscreens at 20 San Francisco bus stops, allowing commuters to play online games against people at other bus stops. Nothing brings out my allegiance to my neighborhood like some crazyass futuristic sports trivia.

That's one of the several games available to people waiting for the bus, along with puzzles and others.