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  • 1. Agency is the Intelligent Design of the Internet Aaron Straup Cope, January 2011
  • 2. mood music
  • 3. banana baconnoodles ice cream
  • 4. psycho photogeography synth
  • 5. open street map“grown ups”
  • 6. the fun part
  • 7. DIYtuna blaster
  • 8. who cares? iphone DIYtuna blaster
  • 9. who cares? iphone DIY too latetuna blaster google
  • 10. who cares? policy iphone “boring” DIY too latetuna blaster google
  • 11. consequences
  • 12. aka “visualizing blame”
  • 13. I want to believe(but I donʼt)
  • 14. the Internet c. 1993telecommunicationspolicy c. 1990
  • 15. “Internet Service Providers”
  • 16. inter WHAT????
  • 17. the street finds itsown use for things
  • 18. learning on the street
  • 19. the role ofthe megalomaniac?
  • 20. “the city as battlesuit”
  • 21. http://sta.mn/73yhttp://io9.com/5362912/the-city-is-a-battlesuit-for-surviving-the-future
  • 22. a gateway drugfor civic participation
  • 23. “here be dragons”
  • 24. Internet Typist
  • 25. stamen (.com)
  • 26. maps
  • 27. august 28, 2006
  • 28. “I am not a number”
  • 29. all neighbourhoodsare disputed
  • 30. reverse geocoding
  • 31. nearest linear object
  • 32. flickr
  • 33. continent country region county maybe “metropolitan area” locality and airports (and “hollywood”)neighbourhood
  • 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. fireeagle
  • 36. village megatropolis
  • 37. dopplr
  • 38. San FranciscoSan Jose
  • 39. where on earth
  • 40. bounding boxes
  • 41. the banana problem
  • 42. inappropriate touching
  • 43. you are here
  • 44. the reality
  • 45. the “reality”
  • 46. synthetic reality
  • 47. kill me now
  • 48. 90 milliongeotagged photos (c. 2008)
  • 49. bucketsof points
  • 50. connect the dots
  • 51. the shape of content
  • 52. http://sta.mn/xnhttp://www.cgal.org/Manual/latest/doc_html/cgal_manual/Alpha_shapes_2/Chapter_main.html
  • 53. ice cream!
  • 54. http://sta.mn/52ghttp://code.flickr.com/blog/2008/10/30/the-shape-of-alpha/
  • 55. you are here
  • 56. areas of / you are here
  • 57. http://sta.mn/vjdhttp://code.flickr.com/blog/2009/01/12/living-in-the-donut-hole/
  • 58. ceçi nʼest pasune banane
  • 59. no GIS datawas harmed
  • 60. “corrections”
  • 61. http://sta.mn/yyghttp://blip.tv/file/969021
  • 62. http://sta.mn/kn3https://github.com/straup/Clustr
  • 63. http://sta.mn/k5http://code.flickr.com/blog/2011/01/08/flickr-shapefiles-public-dataset-2-0/
  • 64. Yay, Nils!
  • 65. the bias knob
  • 66. http://sta.mn/9nqhttp://shapetiles.spum.org/
  • 67. http://sta.mn/7m6http://www.tilestache.org/
  • 68. http://sta.mn/hchttp://www.polymaps.org/
  • 69. http://sta.mn/q4thttp://www.naturalearthdata.com/
  • 70. making a technicalproblem interesting
  • 71. http://sta.mn/zpphttp://prettymaps.stamen.com/
  • 72. data as textiles
  • 73. itʼs not always aboutbombing your enemies
  • 74. history boxes
  • 75. machine tags
  • 76. “rdf:describes=flickr”
  • 77. predicate“rdf:describes=flickr”namespace value
  • 78. upcoming:event=415171
  • 79. HOT API ACTIONhttp://upcoming.yahooapis.com/services/rest/?method=event.getInfo&event_id=415171
  • 80. http://sta.mn/fbwhttp://upcoming.yahoo.com/event/415171/
  • 81. small bridges
  • 82. enplacification
  • 83. http://sta.mn/kdhttp://mncaudill.github.com/flickr-machinetag-geo/
  • 84. http://sta.mn/wbhttp://code.flickr.com/blog/2009/09/28/thats-maybe-a-bit-too-dorky-even-for-us/
  • 85. highway=no
  • 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. motives and loopholes
  • 88. you are here
  • 89. thank youhttp://www.aaronland.info | @thisisaaronland
  • 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. 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. 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/