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25 Technologies Every Smart City Should Have

25 Technologies Every Smart City Should Have | Emergent Digital Practices | Scoop.it
More than 5 billion people will live in cities by 2030. Here's what needs to be in place before then to make cities run smoothly and efficiently.

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Inside the Cave: Obama’s Digital Campaign (2012) — Monoskop Log

Inside the Cave: Obama’s Digital Campaign (2012) — Monoskop Log | Emergent Digital Practices | Scoop.it

Inside the Cave is an in-depth look at the digital, technology, and analytics operations of the President Obama's re-election campaign. Engage Research compiled insights, data, and anecdotes from hundreds of news stories, blog posts, conference presentations, and conversations into a single presentation.

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The New Explorers Guide to Dutch Digital Culture | Virtueel Platform

The New Explorers Guide to Dutch Digital Culture | Virtueel Platform | Emergent Digital Practices | Scoop.it
The New Explorers offers a clear overview of the major players in the field of digital art and culture in the Netherlands. Get in touch with over 150 organisations, categorised in media labs, media festivals and game companies.
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The Best Open Data Releases of 2012

The Best Open Data Releases of 2012 | Emergent Digital Practices | Scoop.it
Our annual look at the extensive information now available from city governments, and the tools people are building with it.
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Sitegeist

Sitegeist | Emergent Digital Practices | Scoop.it
Ground yourself with data. Understand and uncover the identity of your location with a tap.
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Conor McGarrigle's curator insight, December 13, 2012 9:34 PM

Sitegeist is a mobile application that helps you to learn more about your surroundings in seconds. Drawing on publicly available information, the app presents solid data in a simple at-a-glance format to help you tap into the pulse of your location. From demographics about people and housing to the latest popular spots or weather, Sitegeist presents localized information visually so you can get back to enjoying the neighborhood. The application draws on free APIs such as the U.S. Census, Yelp! and others to showcase what's possible with access to data.

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How The Internet Has Spread Around The World [Infographic]

How The Internet Has Spread Around The World [Infographic] | Emergent Digital Practices | Scoop.it
The world wide web has become significantly more worldwide over the past two decades. By 2010, more than 2 billion people--or about one-third of the global population--had access to the internet, up from something like .05 percent in 1990, and less than 10 percent of users worldwide now reside in the U.S.
As seen in this visualization two big trends are evident: the geographical diversification of the web, and China's sudden expansion and global dominance as an internet presence...

Further information explaining these trends comes from Google's public data tool. Take a look at the additional charts at the link--the first shows the relative proportion of internet users by country, and the second shows each country's total number of users.
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Anthony Burke's curator insight, December 13, 2012 3:15 PM

Two big trends are evident: the geographical diversification of the web, and China's sudden expansion and global dominance as an internet presence...

Thierry Bodhuin's curator insight, December 14, 2012 3:58 AM

Internet Evolution in different countries...

Alison D. Gilbert's curator insight, December 28, 2012 9:05 AM

Those Great Infographics

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Testing of the Bay Bridge LED installation

Testing of the Bay Bridge LED installation | Emergent Digital Practices | Scoop.it
Installation has begun on the 25,000 LED art installation by Leo Villareal on the cables of the Bay Bridge. Video of testing of the first 1,000 lights.
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Visualization Contest: The State of Education in Colorado

Visualization Contest: The State of Education in Colorado | Emergent Digital Practices | Scoop.it
Yesterday, we announced the launch of an infographic competition with the Guardian Datablog and UNESCO's GMR. Today we're launching another contest with Colorado Succeeds.

Colorado Succeeds is a nonprofit organization founded on the premise that the business community has the obligation, opportunity and capacity to increase the college and workforce readiness of all students.

Both of these contests center around education, and make the case that it is in everyone’s best interest to improve education of young people.
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Makers: The New Industrial Revolution by Chris Anderson - review

Makers: The New Industrial Revolution by Chris Anderson - review | Emergent Digital Practices | Scoop.it
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Steve Poole on the techno-utopianism of Chris Anderson's Makers:The new Industrial Revolution

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Interactive Globe: Small Arms Imports & Exports

Interactive Globe: Small Arms Imports & Exports | Emergent Digital Practices | Scoop.it
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Google Chrome interactive visualization of Government authorised small arma and ammunition imports & exports.

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The WELL: State of the World 2013: Bruce Sterling and Jon Lebkowsky

The WELL: State of the World 2013: Bruce Sterling and Jon Lebkowsky
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Whose Rebel City?

Whose Rebel City? | Emergent Digital Practices | Scoop.it
In Rebel Cities, David Harvey exhaustively tracks capitalism's turn to real estate speculation and rent extraction, while imagining a reciprocal and reinvigorated urban politics.
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Neil Gray on Harvey's Rebel Cities for Metamute

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spoxx's curator insight, December 23, 2012 6:48 AM

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If the capitalist form of urbanisation is so completely embedded in and foundational for the reproduction of capitalism, then it also follows that alternative forms of urbanization must necessarily become central to any pursuit of a capitalist alternative.

 

One uses space just as one uses machines.
We cannot calculate at what price, but we do know the means: by occupying space, by producing a space.

 

The control of space was no longer just about the control of objects in space; space itself produced, and was now bought and sold as an ‘ultimate object of exchange’.

 

(The) thesis that capitalism, running out of profitable, productive means of accumulation, found new territory for accumulation in the conquest of space is now writ large in global cities worldwide.

 

For Lefebvre, the production of space was intimately bound up with capitalist crisis. Real estate speculation functioned, he argued, as a supplementary and complementary territory for exploitation in times of industrial slowdown:

As the percentage of overall surplus value formed and realized by industry begins to decline, the percentage created and realized by real-estate speculation and construction increases. The second circuit supplants the first, becomes essential.

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Weapons Transformed into Musical Instruments

Weapons Transformed into Musical Instruments | Emergent Digital Practices | Scoop.it
Mexican artist Pedro Reyes is no newcomer to transforming weapons of destruction into instruments of construction. In 2008, he led a project called Palas por Pistolas to remake 1527 confiscated wea...
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The Architectural Fantasies of Iakov Chernikhov | Dataisnature

The Architectural Fantasies of Iakov Chernikhov | Dataisnature | Emergent Digital Practices | Scoop.it
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The Architectural Fantasies of Iakov Chernikhov via @Dataisnature

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Detroit is the testing ground for a new open source wireless network technology

Detroit is the testing ground for a new open source wireless network technology | Emergent Digital Practices | Scoop.it
How do you connect people who have no Internet? How do you build a wireless network outside of the official wireless ISPs?
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BeetBox | Scott Made This

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Beet box by Scott Garner is a simple instrument that allows users to play drum beats by touching actual beets. It is powered by a Raspberry Pi with a capacitive touch sensor and an audio amplifier in a handmade wooden enclosure. Via @make

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Denver: Marijuana Crime 2007-2012 | MapBox

Denver: Marijuana Crime 2007-2012 | MapBox | Emergent Digital Practices | Scoop.it
Reported Marijuana related offences in the City and County of Denver 2007-2012.

Recreational use of marijuana was legalized in Colorado under Amendment 64 on December 10th 2012.

A work in progress created using Denver Open Data, Tilemill and Mapbox,
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TOD #6: Gaming Rhythms: Play and Counterplay from the Situated to the Global

TOD #6: Gaming Rhythms: Play and Counterplay from the Situated to the Global | Emergent Digital Practices | Scoop.it
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Global gaming networks are heterogenous collectives of localized practices, not unified commercial products. Shifting the analysis of digital games to local specificities that build and perform the global and general, Gaming Rhythms employs ethnographic work conducted in Venezuela and Australia to account for the material experiences of actual game players. This book explores the materiality of digital play across diverse locations and argues that the dynamic relation between the everyday life of the player and the experience of digital game play can only be understood by examining play-practices in their specific situations.

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US edits to OpenStreetMap 2007-2012

An animation showing edits to http://OpenStreetMap.org over the period 2007-2012. Created by ITO World for http://StateOfTheMap.us 2012 being held in Portland 13-14…
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The Book Depository Live

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Google maps mashup of books being bought from the book depository

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MapBox Teams Up with DigitalGlobe on Satellite Imagery | MapBox

MapBox Teams Up with DigitalGlobe on Satellite Imagery | MapBox | Emergent Digital Practices | Scoop.it
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Mapbox teams up with Digital Globe on satellite imagery

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