Interactive geographic visualizations can help weave a narrative through disparate events, both personal and political. Here's how I built one.
Two small chatbot experiments — one on Twitter and one in a real-life "Reverse Photo Booth" — explore shorter conversations focused around personal snapshots.
Google Street View is a treasure trove of images waiting for artistic reuse — from mapping the urban sky to hallucinating desert road trips.
IMSI catchers, or “Stingrays,” are increasingly being used to surveil private citizens in public. The Open Lab recently deployed a device for detecting these fake cell towers in use. You can build one, too.
Researching methods that literary theorists use to understand stories teaches strategies for locating and revealing stories in image collections.
Thermal cameras can be used to improve building efficiency, rescue disaster victims, and even detect atmospheric gases. Thermografree can't detect gas yet, but it is inexpensive and open source.
Before I could develop and test a new user interface, I needed to assemble some basic tools for importing images, extracting data, and organizing it all.
That last exam was rough. Real talk, America: if we don’t want to fail, we have to do some serious make-up work.
Narrative building is important, and technology can make it easier and more accessible.