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Conor McGarrigle: Vineland

Conor McGarrigle: Vineland | Emergent Digital Practices | Scoop.it

Vineland is an augmented reality artwork which overlays cities with all their geo-tagged vine videos with each vine video viewable in the location in which it was posted

 

The project is created through scraping Vine data from Twitter filtering out Vines which have been precisely geo-tagged and can be located in real space. The work overlays the city with these ephemeral six second videos to create a data generated portrait of the city as told through its vines.

 

Vineland raises concerns about the permanency of data in the era of PRISM when nothing is forgotten.

 

Vineland is live in New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, Boston and Denver with Atlanta, San Francisco,Seattle, Portland, Mountain View, London, Dublin, Paris and Berlin going live in late October.

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SecureDrop

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SecureDrop is an open-source whistleblower submission system managed by Freedom of the Press Foundation that media organizations use to securely accept documents from anonymous sources. It was originally coded by the late Aaron Swartz.

Any organization can install SecureDrop for free and can make modifications if they so choose. Check out our project page on GitHub for detailed installation instructions. Freedom of the Press Foundation also offers technical assistance to news organizations wishing to install SecureDrop and train its journalists in security best practices.

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Amodern 2: Network Archaeology - Amodern

Amodern 2: Network Archaeology - Amodern | Emergent Digital Practices | Scoop.it

 

This special issue of Amodern features original research, initially presented in 2012 at the “Network Archaeology” conference at Miami University of Ohio, on the histories of networks, the discrete connections that they articulate, and the circulatory forms of data, information, and socio-cultural resources that they enable. Drawing from the field of media archaeology, we conceptualize network archaeology as a call to investigate networks past and present – using current networks to catalyze new directions for historical inquiry and drawing upon historical cases to inform our understanding of today’s networked culture. In this introduction, we elaborate how network archaeology opens up promising areas for critical investigation, new objects of study, and prospective sites for collaboration within the productively discordant approach of media archaeology.

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N.S.A. Gathers
Data on Social
Connections of
U.S. Citizens

N.S.A. Gathers<br/>Data on Social<br/>Connections of<br/>U.S. Citizens | Emergent Digital Practices | Scoop.it
The analysis of phone call and e-mail logs for foreign intelligence purposes adds to the growing body of knowledge about the agency’s access to private information, prompting concern from lawmakers.
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Board of Longitude Archives

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The archives of the Royal Greenwich Observatory, held in Cambridge University Library, include the complete run of the surviving papers of the Board of Longitude through the eighteenth century until its abolition in 1828. These papers throw a vivid light on the role of the British state in encouraging invention and discovery, on the energetic culture of technical ingenuity in the long eighteenth century, and on many aspects of exploration and maritime travel in the Pacific Ocean and the Arctic.

 

This project, a partnership between Cambridge University Library, the National Maritime Museum and the AHRC-fundedBoard of Longitude Project, presents fully digitised versions of the complete archive and associated materials, alongside detailed metadata, contextual essays, video, educational resources and hundreds of links through to relevant objects in the National Maritime Museum's online collections.

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Artforum Computers in Art 1967

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Watch Artist Implant a Net Art RFID Chip Into His Hand - ANIMAL

Watch Artist Implant a Net Art RFID Chip Into His Hand - ANIMAL | Emergent Digital Practices | Scoop.it
"Only the stitches hurt, because I looked at them," artist Anthony Antonellis says, trying not to itch the incision site between the thumb and index finger
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The Secret History of the U-2

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The secret history of the U2 and Area 51 in declassified documents from the National Security Archive

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You Might Have an Invisible Facebook Account Even if You Never Signed Up

You Might Have an Invisible Facebook Account Even if You Never Signed Up | Emergent Digital Practices | Scoop.it
Are you one of the few people that aren't interested in having a Facebook account? As it turns out, you might not have a choice in the matter.
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How to Measure Inequality from Online Images | Macro Connections

How to Measure Inequality from Online Images | Macro Connections | Emergent Digital Practices | Scoop.it
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How ro measure inequality from online images infographic

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Building a panopticon: The evolution of the NSA’s XKeyscore

Building a panopticon: The evolution of the NSA’s XKeyscore | Emergent Digital Practices | Scoop.it
How the NSA went from off-the-shelf to a homegrown "Google for packets."
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Venice Biennale 2013

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My photoset from the 2013 Venice Biennale of Art, all with Creative Commons license.

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Big data is BS: Obama campaign CTO

Big data, according to Harper Reed, is "bullshit" 


I'm just tired of it being called big data. It should just be called data. And the other thing is I bet there are very few people in this room who actually have data that is big. You probably have large data or medium data or long data. But it's the big data that's actually a pain in the arse still and it's hard."

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Breaking Bad: the bittorrent edition on Vimeo

This video is made from the final episode of Breaking Bad incompletely downloaded from the internet via bittorrent.

 

The video has been linearly edited, no digital effects were used and all effects are in the corrupted file. The final episode of Breaking Bad broke bittorrent records when it was released with over 500,000 people sharing the file within 12 hours of its release.

 

The video captures this episode of the popular TV show in the act of being shared by these users on bittorrent. The video simultaneously acts as a visualisation of bittorrent traffic and the practice of filesharing as well as being an aesthetically beautiful and unique by-product of the bittorrent process, the file codec and the size of the bittorrent swarm as the pieces of the original file are rearranged and reconfigured into a new transitory in-between state.

 

The video is the final part of the Bittorrent Trilogy which includes Mad Men: the bittorrent edition and Game of Thrones: the bittorrent edition, a series exploring file sharing as social and aesthetic practice.

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METRO Re/De-construction

METRO is a journey, beginning outside and moving inwards. Sometimes enveloping and sometimes sparse and shattered, time produces forward motion and simplification. It is documentation of a physical space, captured millimeter accurate coordinates, colors and varied textures. Several real journeys have been digitally distilled to become a beautifully abstracted experience, not unlike to the disconnection one has while riding public transport.

 

With a handheld 3D scanning device and a laptop, the artist rode the Denver Light Rail as he does every day for his commute. The train was scanned by walking through the car from one end to the other while en-route and train stations were captured with short strolls between stops. The fragmentation and gaps in data are defined by the physical bumps, speed, and curves in the journeys affecting the hand of the artist while scanning. While the final models are still, they are in fact documents of time, perspective and perception. In this way no two scans will ever be the same; each is documentation of that unique body on that particular journey.


Commissioned in 2013 by DENVER DIGERATI for the DENVER THEATRE DISTRICT

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The Nanopolitics Handbook

How to think politics with and through the body?



The invention of new modes of sensibility is vital to enriching and sustaining political engagements, labours and lives in the situated contexts of urban collectivity. The nanopolitics handbook investigates the neoliberal city and workplace, the politics of crisis and austerity, precarious lives and modes of collaboration – through bodies and their encounters. Starting from the exploration of what bodies can do – with curiosity, courage and care – nanopolitics is a proposal for producing new collective subjectivations.



Based on the experiments and experiences of the nanopolitics group, this book proposes exercises, concepts and ideas as little maps and machines for action. Drawing on social movements, grassroots organizing, dance, theatre and bodywork, the reflections and practices here present strategies for navigating and reconfiguring the playing field of ‘nanopolitics’, activating its entanglement with the major politics of our time. 



Texts and exercises by: the nanopolitics group, esquizo-barcelona, David Vercauteren, Camila Mello and Fabiane Borges, Nelly Alfandari, Jorge Goia, Lottie Child, Carla Bottiglieri, Gabriella Alberti, Paolo Plotegher, Davyd Bodoun, Emma Dowling, Mara Ferreri, Manuela Zechner, Bue Rübner Hansen, Amit Rai, Anja Kanngieser, Lisa Burger, Irina Burger and Signe Lupnov.

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ZMap · The Internet Scanner

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ZMap is an open-source network scanner that enables researchers to easily perform Internet-wide network studies. With a single machine and a well provisioned network uplink, ZMap is capable of performing a complete scan of the IPv4 address space in under 45 minutes

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Issue #3: The Critical Power of Free Software » Journal of Peer Production

Issue #3: The Critical Power of Free Software » Journal of Peer Production | Emergent Digital Practices | Scoop.it
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The Journal of Peer Production: Issue 3 The Critical Power of Free Software: from Intellectual Property to Epistemologies?

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PLOS ONE: The Collaborative Image of The City: Mapping the Inequality of Urban Perception

PLOS ONE: The Collaborative Image of The City: Mapping the Inequality of Urban Perception | Emergent Digital Practices | Scoop.it
PLOS ONE: an inclusive, peer-reviewed, open-access resource from the PUBLIC LIBRARY OF SCIENCE. Reports of well-performed scientific studies from all disciplines freely available to the whole world.
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Cubify launches 3D printed shoes you can print overnight

Cubify launches 3D printed shoes you can print overnight | Emergent Digital Practices | Scoop.it
Cubify has launched a range of women's shoes that can be 3D printed overnight at home to be worn the next day.
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Google Glass Teardown

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At the door, a friendly greeter took us into the Glass Studio, offered us mimosas, and showed us the device color selection wall. On this wall, explorers could choose between and try on the specturm of available color options, with models in Charcoal, Tangerine, Shale, Cotton, Sky

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