“I take biological systems and I remix them. In the way a DJ would remix music, I remix ecosystems and plants. Same principle.” I was disappointed that Oliver Kellhammer’s course Open Source City ended up not happening, but was delighted to attend last week’s Eco-Art Salon lecture entitled Botanical Interventions – Open Source Landscape and […]Read more "Oliver Kellhammer: Botanical Interventions – Open Source Landscape and Community Repair"
There’s the relentless global economic meltdown, the lack of accountability, and the injustice of who is bearing the burden of financial crime and negligence. Then there’s steady degradation of the internet, from a space of potential liberation to one which feels more controlled and corporatized by the day… Those seem like two fairly distinct issues, […]Read more "“recommended for viewing with a helmet”"
From the same people who brought you the Vancouver cycling route planner… some nifty visualizations measuring the ‘bikeability’ of the city. Uh, what? We created a bikeability index, based on five components identified in the Cycling in Cities opinion survey as important to cyclists, then explored in focus groups and validated by travel behaviours. These […]Read more "More bike-friendly open data goodness from UBC"
Scott Leslie could have emailed us, but instead he flagged Novak and myself via a Tweet: That’s a good question. And it just underlines how negligent a blogger I’ve been this past year. The old Wiki Ink plugin has been upgraded by the fantastic web development team here at CTLT, relaunched as the Wiki Embed […]Read more "A not-at-all amazing story of openness (Wiki Embed)"
Via Letters of Note, this card from Isaac Asimov to the children of Troy, Michigan congratulating them on the opening of their new library: This one from E.B. White is also a fine thing: You can view 97 letters from notable people as PDFs or on the Library of Troy’s Flickr set. Sad to report […]Read more "“stay alive by hiding”"