Archive | April 17, 2012

occupyPOPS: process update – use analytics / data usage / real events

A few slides from the update I would have made in class. Feedback and ideas on the tweets the bot would generate would be appreciated. use analytics In linking the city’s POPS dataset to Foursquare, I’ve noticed that usage reported by the location-based social network is very low to these urban plazas. Compared to parks, […]

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The Streets Have Eyes

“The first stage in this undertaking will be to carry over the principle of montage into history. That is, to assemble large-scale constructions out of the smallest and most precisely cut components. Indeed, to discover in the analysis of the small individual moment the crystal of the total event.” [Benjamin quoted in “Mapping the Urban […]

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:: hello neighbor ::

Lucky Dragons – New Homes “If the structure does not permit dialogue the structure must be changed.” –Paulo Freire Walking down Manhattan’s 6th Avenue I was turned onto a community chalkboard sprouting into a welcome embrace, this initial inspiration bearing the question “What’s Your Obsession“. Before adding my own input I stood and watched a […]

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CD and ECD During-OWS

I thought today’s readings were especially appropriate considering the recent Sleep On Wall St. actions and arrests. Dominguez writes that “This gap between the shores of CD [Civil Disobedience] and seas of ECD [Electronic Civil Disobedience] has opened a series of re-mappings of the material relations between both event zones, which in the end are […]

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