Agency is the Intelligent Design                  of the Internet                   Aaron Straup Cope, January 2011
mood music
banana      baconnoodles   ice cream
psycho     photogeography   synth
open street map“grown ups”
the fun part
DIYtuna blaster
who cares?                  iphone DIYtuna blaster
who cares?                  iphone DIY                        too latetuna blaster                  google
who cares?              policy                  iphone                                        “boring” DIY                ...
consequences
aka “visualizing blame”
I want to believe(but I donʼt)
the Internet                          c. 1993telecommunicationspolicy c. 1990
“Internet Service Providers”
inter WHAT????
the street finds itsown use for things
learning on the street
the role ofthe megalomaniac?
“the city as battlesuit”
http://sta.mn/73yhttp://io9.com/5362912/the-city-is-a-battlesuit-for-surviving-the-future
a gateway drugfor civic participation
“here be dragons”
Internet Typist
stamen (.com)
maps
august 28, 2006
“I am not a number”
all neighbourhoodsare disputed
reverse geocoding
nearest linear object
flickr
continent                                 country                            region                       county          ...
North America        24865672                               United States         23424977                           Calif...
fireeagle
village   megatropolis
dopplr
San FranciscoSan Jose
where on earth
bounding boxes
the banana problem
inappropriate touching
you are here
the reality
the “reality”
synthetic reality
kill me now
90 milliongeotagged photos   (c. 2008)
bucketsof points
connect the dots
the shape of content
http://sta.mn/xnhttp://www.cgal.org/Manual/latest/doc_html/cgal_manual/Alpha_shapes_2/Chapter_main.html
ice cream!
http://sta.mn/52ghttp://code.flickr.com/blog/2008/10/30/the-shape-of-alpha/
you are here
areas of / you are here
http://sta.mn/vjdhttp://code.flickr.com/blog/2009/01/12/living-in-the-donut-hole/
ceçi nʼest pasune banane
no GIS datawas harmed
“corrections”
http://sta.mn/yyghttp://blip.tv/file/969021
http://sta.mn/kn3https://github.com/straup/Clustr
http://sta.mn/k5http://code.flickr.com/blog/2011/01/08/flickr-shapefiles-public-dataset-2-0/
Yay, Nils!
the bias knob
http://sta.mn/9nqhttp://shapetiles.spum.org/
http://sta.mn/7m6http://www.tilestache.org/
http://sta.mn/hchttp://www.polymaps.org/
http://sta.mn/q4thttp://www.naturalearthdata.com/
making a technicalproblem interesting
http://sta.mn/zpphttp://prettymaps.stamen.com/
data as textiles
itʼs not always aboutbombing your enemies
history boxes
machine tags
“rdf:describes=flickr”
predicate“rdf:describes=flickr”namespace               value
upcoming:event=415171
HOT API ACTIONhttp://upcoming.yahooapis.com/services/rest/?method=event.getInfo&event_id=415171
http://sta.mn/fbwhttp://upcoming.yahoo.com/event/415171/
small bridges
enplacification
http://sta.mn/kdhttp://mncaudill.github.com/flickr-machinetag-geo/
http://sta.mn/wbhttp://code.flickr.com/blog/2009/09/28/thats-maybe-a-bit-too-dorky-even-for-us/
highway=no
“It has since been retagged to highway=footway /tunnel=yes / bicycle=yes which is technically accuratesince there is a wal...
motives and loopholes
you are here
thank youhttp://www.aaronland.info | @thisisaaronland
1 / http://www.flickr.com/photos/23962008@N04/2557090245/ (used with permission)2 / http://www.flickr.com/photos/straup/5047...
40 / http://flickr.com/photos/nearnearfuture/245027280/41 / http://www.dopplr.com/42 / http://woe.spum.org/42/ http://www.a...
79 / http://www.flickr.com/photos/by-sgillies/5062523873/80 / http://www.naturalearthdata.com/80 / http://maps.nypl.org/81 ...
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  1. 1. Agency is the Intelligent Design of the Internet Aaron Straup Cope, January 2011
  2. 2. mood music
  3. 3. banana baconnoodles ice cream
  4. 4. psycho photogeography synth
  5. 5. open street map“grown ups”
  6. 6. the fun part
  7. 7. DIYtuna blaster
  8. 8. who cares? iphone DIYtuna blaster
  9. 9. who cares? iphone DIY too latetuna blaster google
  10. 10. who cares? policy iphone “boring” DIY too latetuna blaster google
  11. 11. consequences
  12. 12. aka “visualizing blame”
  13. 13. I want to believe(but I donʼt)
  14. 14. the Internet c. 1993telecommunicationspolicy c. 1990
  15. 15. “Internet Service Providers”
  16. 16. inter WHAT????
  17. 17. the street finds itsown use for things
  18. 18. learning on the street
  19. 19. the role ofthe megalomaniac?
  20. 20. “the city as battlesuit”
  21. 21. http://sta.mn/73yhttp://io9.com/5362912/the-city-is-a-battlesuit-for-surviving-the-future
  22. 22. a gateway drugfor civic participation
  23. 23. “here be dragons”
  24. 24. Internet Typist
  25. 25. stamen (.com)
  26. 26. maps
  27. 27. august 28, 2006
  28. 28. “I am not a number”
  29. 29. all neighbourhoodsare disputed
  30. 30. reverse geocoding
  31. 31. nearest linear object
  32. 32. flickr
  33. 33. continent country region county maybe “metropolitan area” locality and airports (and “hollywood”)neighbourhood
  34. 34. North America 24865672 United States 23424977 California 2347563 San Francisco 12587707“San Francisco Bay Area” “we suck” San Francisco 2487956 The Mission 2452334
  35. 35. fireeagle
  36. 36. village megatropolis
  37. 37. dopplr
  38. 38. San FranciscoSan Jose
  39. 39. where on earth
  40. 40. bounding boxes
  41. 41. the banana problem
  42. 42. inappropriate touching
  43. 43. you are here
  44. 44. the reality
  45. 45. the “reality”
  46. 46. synthetic reality
  47. 47. kill me now
  48. 48. 90 milliongeotagged photos (c. 2008)
  49. 49. bucketsof points
  50. 50. connect the dots
  51. 51. the shape of content
  52. 52. http://sta.mn/xnhttp://www.cgal.org/Manual/latest/doc_html/cgal_manual/Alpha_shapes_2/Chapter_main.html
  53. 53. ice cream!
  54. 54. http://sta.mn/52ghttp://code.flickr.com/blog/2008/10/30/the-shape-of-alpha/
  55. 55. you are here
  56. 56. areas of / you are here
  57. 57. http://sta.mn/vjdhttp://code.flickr.com/blog/2009/01/12/living-in-the-donut-hole/
  58. 58. ceçi nʼest pasune banane
  59. 59. no GIS datawas harmed
  60. 60. “corrections”
  61. 61. http://sta.mn/yyghttp://blip.tv/file/969021
  62. 62. http://sta.mn/kn3https://github.com/straup/Clustr
  63. 63. http://sta.mn/k5http://code.flickr.com/blog/2011/01/08/flickr-shapefiles-public-dataset-2-0/
  64. 64. Yay, Nils!
  65. 65. the bias knob
  66. 66. http://sta.mn/9nqhttp://shapetiles.spum.org/
  67. 67. http://sta.mn/7m6http://www.tilestache.org/
  68. 68. http://sta.mn/hchttp://www.polymaps.org/
  69. 69. http://sta.mn/q4thttp://www.naturalearthdata.com/
  70. 70. making a technicalproblem interesting
  71. 71. http://sta.mn/zpphttp://prettymaps.stamen.com/
  72. 72. data as textiles
  73. 73. itʼs not always aboutbombing your enemies
  74. 74. history boxes
  75. 75. machine tags
  76. 76. “rdf:describes=flickr”
  77. 77. predicate“rdf:describes=flickr”namespace value
  78. 78. upcoming:event=415171
  79. 79. HOT API ACTIONhttp://upcoming.yahooapis.com/services/rest/?method=event.getInfo&event_id=415171
  80. 80. http://sta.mn/fbwhttp://upcoming.yahoo.com/event/415171/
  81. 81. small bridges
  82. 82. enplacification
  83. 83. http://sta.mn/kdhttp://mncaudill.github.com/flickr-machinetag-geo/
  84. 84. http://sta.mn/wbhttp://code.flickr.com/blog/2009/09/28/thats-maybe-a-bit-too-dorky-even-for-us/
  85. 85. highway=no
  86. 86. “It has since been retagged to highway=footway /tunnel=yes / bicycle=yes which is technically accuratesince there is a walkway along the colliders path onwhich they ride bicycles to get around. At least whilethe collider is not in operation.” http://sta.mn/2xf http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tagging_for_the_renderer
  87. 87. motives and loopholes
  88. 88. you are here
  89. 89. thank youhttp://www.aaronland.info | @thisisaaronland
  90. 90. 1 / http://www.flickr.com/photos/23962008@N04/2557090245/ (used with permission)2 / http://www.flickr.com/photos/straup/5047666113/3-4/ http://www.aaronland.info/weblog/2010/11/14/andthen/#dragons5 / http://www.openstreetmap.org/6 / http://www.flickr.com/photos/straup/5207079206/7-11 / http://www.aaronland.info/weblog/2010/02/04/cheap/#agency12 / http://www.flickr.com/photos/davidliong06/334044428/14 / http://www.flickr.com/photos/31333486@N00/2061604606/15 / http://www.flickr.com/photos/craigmcinnes/105091321/18 / http://www.flickr.com/photos/jeffwerner/2624416077/19 / http://www.flickr.com/photos/jdfalk/1766465569/ (used with permission)20 / http://www.flickr.com/photos/straup/2692305534/21/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/shashashasha/5284497781/22/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/timmy/5342241968/23 / http://www.flickr.com/photos/slavin_fpo/4985712019/23 / http://io9.com/5362912/the-city-is-a-battlesuit-for-surviving-the-future24 / http://www.flickr.com/photos/aggressivepanhandler/5186058180/ (used with permission)25 / http://www.flickr.com/photos/troutwerks/5125163754/26 / http://www.flickr.com/photos/shanan/3821734742/27 / http://www.flickr.com/photos/straup/410964513128 / http://www.flickr.com/photos/bopuc/2238348906/29 / http://blog.flickr.net/en/2006/08/28/great-shot-whered-you-take-that/30 / http://www.flickr.com/photos/kevincollins/5247591087/31 / http://www.flickr.com/photos/straup/181642895/32 / http://flickr.com/photos/mtlweblog/185132626/33 / http://flickr.com/photos/heather/2115985327/34 / http://users.cs.cf.ac.uk/C.B.Jones/JonesWareCJ98.pdf35 / http://flickr.com/photos/straup/32240544336-37 / http://developer.yahoo.com/geo/geoplanet/guide/concepts.html#placetypes38 / http://flickr.com/photos/julianbleecker/243436268739 / http://fireeagle.yahoo.com/
  91. 91. 40 / http://flickr.com/photos/nearnearfuture/245027280/41 / http://www.dopplr.com/42 / http://woe.spum.org/42/ http://www.aaronland.info/weblog/2010/04/05/milkshake/#woedb43 / http://www.flickr.com/photos/_mia/3445220156/44 / http://www.flickr.com/photos/calsidyrose/4261377834/45 / http://biogeo.berkeley.edu/gadm/50 / http://www.flickr.com/photos/straup/4081704326/51 / http://www.flickr.com/photos/tominsam/4924246635/52 / http://www.flickr.com/photos/angermann/3455505520/53 / http://www.flickr.com/photos/straup/3133070488/54 / http://www.flickr.com/photos/blackbeltjones/408092984855 / http://www.cgal.org/Manual/latest/doc_html/cgal_manual/Alpha_shapes_2/Chapter_main.html56 / https://www.github.com/straup/Clustr/57- 61 / http://code.flickr.com/blog/2008/10/30/the-shape-of-alpha/62 / http://www.aaronland.info/weblog/2010/04/05/milkshake/#youarehere63 - 67 / http://code.flickr.com/blog/2009/01/12/living-in-the-donut-hole/69 / http://www.flickr.com/photos/straup/3204132340/70 / http://www.flickr.com/photos/slavin_fpo/365760120271 / http://www.flickr.com/photos/x180/2493423994/71 / http://blip.tv/file/96902172 / https://github.com/straup/Clustr73 / http://www.aaronland.info/weblog/2009/04/12/hammock/#py-wsclustr-php73 / http://code.flickr.com/blog/2011/01/08/flickr-shapefiles-public-dataset-2-0/74 / http://www.flickr.com/photos/shanan/3821734742/75 / http://www.flickr.com/photos/straup/4393161080/76 / http://www.flickr.com/photos/straup/4775151204/77 / http://shapetiles.spum.org78 / http://www.tilestache.org/79 / http://www.polymaps.org/
  92. 92. 79 / http://www.flickr.com/photos/by-sgillies/5062523873/80 / http://www.naturalearthdata.com/80 / http://maps.nypl.org/81 - 86 / http://prettymaps.stamen.com/87 / http://www.flickr.com/photos/straup/3084890631/88 / http://www.flickr.com/photos/straup/2611150655/89 / http://www.flickr.com/photos/mattcottam/3971780496/90 - 91 / http://www.aaronland.info/talks/mw10_machinetags/92, 94 / http://www.flickr.com/photos/straup/2355757771/93 / http://www.flickr.com/photos/mylesdgrant/362927301/95 / http://upcoming.yahoo.com/event/415171/96 / http://www.flickr.com/photos/squash/2627481492/97 / http://twitter.com/cjmartin/status/1056841210318438498 / http://www.flickr.com/photos/straup/5247094507/99 / http://www.aaronland.info/weblog/2010/12/06/urmum/#enplacify100 / http://mncaudill.github.com/flickr-machinetag-geo/101 / http://www.flickr.com/photos/mbiddulph/3888504942102 / http://www.openstreetmap.org/browse/way/24460886102 / http://code.flickr.com/blog/2009/09/28/thats-maybe-a-bit-too-dorky-even-for-us/103 / http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/File:Large_Hadron_Collider_at_CERN_map.svg104 / http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tagging_for_the_renderer105 / http://www.flickr.com/photos/george_eastman_house/3122875223/106 / http://www.flickr.com/photos/pstar/397375505/107 / http://www.flickr.com/photos/pinkmoose/2355063565/

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