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a collection of tools and project on urban sensing and depicting data-scapes
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City Solutions / GE

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visualizing interactive scenarios

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Followthehashtag

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Twitter trends graph generator...

Follow the Hash Tag [followthehashtag.com] by Madrid-based communication design office DNOiSE is a viral advertising tool, but also a live visualization of popular Tweet topics.

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Public information bubble | LUST

Public information bubble | LUST | informational landscapes | Scoop.it

Using the spectrum of light to visualize the information density of all the data the P.I.B. contains, the individual colors culminates in a gigantic white beam streaming towards space. The intangible narrative of the P.I.B. symbolized in the subtractive color process of light. Inside the gallery, a large printer endlessly documents these same narratives on a continuous roll of paper. The random colors of each letter of each personal narrative documented on this ‘scroll’ gradually mix to black when viewed from a distance. Through additive color process, the words ends up as a black news stream, a poetic juxtaposition to the white light of the building.

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Yellow Arrow

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Yellow Arrow is a global public art project of local experiences. Combining stickers, mobile phones and an international community, Yellow Arrow transforms the urban landscape into a "deep map" that expresses the personal histories and hidden secrets that live within our everyday spaces

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Datacloud | LUST

Datacloud | LUST | informational landscapes | Scoop.it

DataCloud, is a spatial visualization of the real-time database of the entire Boijmans collection (119,000 works of art). Each piece of art is represented by a point in a 3D space. All these points form a colorful universe, visually quantifying the extremely abstract term of '117,000 works of art' to the visitors of the museum. The space is defined by 3 axes: Date of Acquisition, Date of Manufacture and Format of Object. Through an intuitive interface the user can easily navigate through this 'universe' with a intuitive interface, he or she can specify the criteria by which the data is represented.

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pleens

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pleens è una piattaforma nata per associare emozioni e ricordi a luoghi, sia dal luogo stesso (via mobile) sia cercando il luogo su una mappa e scrivendoci su (via web).

pleens vuole creare mappe emotive dei luoghi, sia personali sia collettive, permettendo a chi lo desideri di concatenare i propri frammenti e di editarli per arrivare a raccontare una storia vera e propria.

pleens è attualmente in alfa e sta per partire il recruiting per i primi 100 Pleeners.

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‘The Geography of Buzz,’ a Study on the Urban Influence of Culture - NYTimes.com

‘The Geography of Buzz,’ a Study on the Urban Influence of Culture - NYTimes.com | informational landscapes | Scoop.it
A new study that measures what it calls “the geography of buzz” in New York and Los Angeles seeks to illustrate the importance of the creative class to urban development.
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LIVE Singapore! a feedback loop between people, their actions, and the city

LIVE Singapore! a feedback loop between people, their actions, and the city | informational landscapes | Scoop.it

making decisions in sync with the environment
LIVE Singapore! provides people with access to a range of useful real-time information about their city by developing an open platform for the collection, elaboration and distribution of real-time data that reflect urban activity. Giving people visual and tangible access to real-time information about their city enables them to take their decisions more in sync with their environment, with what is actually happening around them.

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Geocrowd

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“Creating a Geospatial Knowledge World” aims at establishing a fertile research environment by means of a training network that will promote the GeoWeb 2.0 vision and advance the state of the art in collecting, storing, analyzing, processing, reconciling, and making large amounts of semantically rich user-generated geospatial information available on the We

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socio-scope

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Towards the SocioScope: an Information System for the
Study of Social Dynamics through Digital Traces

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EveryBlock, make your block a better place

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EveryBlock is the leading Web site for neighborhood discussions and block-level news, including the latest news stories, crime reports, real estate listings and business reviews.
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We Feel Fine / by Jonathan Harris and Sep Kamvar

We Feel Fine / by Jonathan Harris and Sep Kamvar | informational landscapes | Scoop.it

An exploration of human emotion, in six movements
by Jonathan Harris and Sep Kamvar

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AIDA - Affective Intelligent Driving Agent

AIDA - Affective Intelligent Driving Agent | informational landscapes | Scoop.it

is a platform comprising of a personal robot and an intelligent navigation system that aims to bring an innovative driving experience. We envision a navigation system that mimics the friendly expertise of a driving companion who is familiar with both the driver and the city. Instead of focusing solely on determining routes to a specified waypoint, our system utilizes analysis of driver behavior in order to identify the set of goals the driver would like to achieve.

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a world of tweets

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Real-time visualization of geolocated tweets around the world...
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Todaysart: Turning the city of The Hague into an International Airport. | LUST

Todaysart: Turning the city of The Hague into an International Airport.   | LUST | informational landscapes | Scoop.it

The Grote Markstraat —600 meters long— was transformed into a landingstrip, using 36x6 indivual controllable lights and 48 2000-Watt speakers, creating the experience of airplanes landing in the street. The landingstrip connected the two main areas of the festival, with a total of more than 25 stages throughout the city. The Volharding building functioned as an arrivals & departures sign, all tied together by audio-announcements of ‘incoming’ artists in eight different languages.

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The 2012 Time Travel Calendar

This calendar collects time travel events from pop culture and puts them on a single timeline that plays out over the year.

The calendar collects time travel events from films, comics, TV shows and videogames and puts them on a single timeline that plays out over the year. You're getting about 2.6 billion years of time travel in 12 months.

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urban tapestries, public authoring in the wireless city

urban tapestries, public authoring in the wireless city | informational landscapes | Scoop.it
Urban Tapestries is a Proboscis project: a framework for social, cultural, political, economic and technical research into location-based public authoring.
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Ushahidi

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You can use the Ushahidi Platform for information collection, visualization and interactive mapping.

"Ushahidi", which means "testimony" in Swahili, was a website that was initially developed to map reports of violence in Kenya after the post-election fallout at the beginning of 2008. Since then, the name "Ushahidi" has come to represent the people behind the "Ushahidi Platform"

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Urban Echo | LUST

Urban Echo | LUST | informational landscapes | Scoop.it

Urban Echo brings some of this communication back to real locations, connecting public places and therefore people, cities and cultures. It extends space beyond our once concrete parameters. Webcams allow you to see into another space, mirrors allow you to see your own space. 

 

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EMM News Explorer

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is a project promoted by the Joint Research Centre of the European Community that provides daily news summaries from headline portals around the world, identifying and visualizing hot topics, relevant people and places. Visualizations and graphs are automatically and continuously generated in order to make stories understandable and reveal their geographical distribution

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moritz.stefaner.eu - revisit

moritz.stefaner.eu - revisit | informational landscapes | Scoop.it

Revisit is a real-time visualization of the latest twitter messages (tweets) around a specific topic. Use it create your own twitter wall at a conference or an ambient display at your company or whatever other idea you come up with. In contrast to other twitterwalls, it provides a sense of the temporal dynamics in the twitter stream, and emphasizes the conversational threads established by retweets and

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CurrentCity - Distilling intelligence from digital data

CurrentCity - Distilling intelligence from digital data | informational landscapes | Scoop.it
What if an entire city could be visible from above, like we see it from an airplane?
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CITYSOURCED.COM - Report graffiti, potholes, trash and other civic blight with your smartphone to your public officials.

CITYSOURCED.COM - Report graffiti, potholes, trash and other civic blight with your smartphone to your public officials. | informational landscapes | Scoop.it

CitySourced is a real time mobile civic engagement tool, "find and report civic issues around you"

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Real-time local Twitter trends - Trendsmap

Real-time local Twitter trends - Trendsmap | informational landscapes | Scoop.it

exploring city trends via social media

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There's An App for That: Using Smartphones for Planning | Planetizen Courses

There's An App for That: Using Smartphones for Planning | Planetizen Courses | informational landscapes | Scoop.it

As more and more cities make release their data, smartphones are becoming an essential tool in citizen engagement and participation. Apps and mobile websites give planners the ability to seek input from their communities, receive pictures of potholes and nuisances, and deliver useful info on public meetings. Jennifer Evans-Cowley, Professor and Section Head of City and Regional Planning at the Austin E. Knowlton School of Architecture at The Ohio State University, is one of Planetizen's most dynamic professors, and she has pulled together a host of excellent examples of cities that have used smartphones in innovative ways.

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