“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"
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"
Happy European Fish Week everybody! To celebrate, The Guardian publishes this visualization (via David McCandless of Information is Beautiful) that illustrates the depletion of fish biomass in the oceans. In homage to #ds106, here is the animated gif version: This daily dose of doom-mongering is drawn from a study conducted by Dr Villy Christensen and […]Read more "Sometimes information is ugly, no matter how it looks"
Grandview Cut Construction shared CC by oliverk I’ve had quite a run of interesting personal/professional development events this past month… Add them to my perpetually-growing “to-be-blogged” queue: a Northern Voice that achieved epic heaviosity, a Sustainable Education Across the Province (SEAP) workshop, and last week in Nelson the always enjoyable spring gathering of the province’s […]Read more "Open Source City"
As I have blogged elsewhere, this past year I have added “sustainability education” to my already comically broad set of professional interests. It has been a rewarding experience so far, lots of fun, if humbling at times (moving into a rich field in which I have no formal training whatsoever). I’ve long thought there are […]Read more "Crossing the streams"