Making Interactive Maps To Connect Stories Of Travel And Land Use
Interactive geographic visualizations can help weave a narrative through disparate events, both personal and political. Here's how I built one.
This Robot Wants To Talk About The Last Photo You Took
Two small chatbot experiments — one on Twitter and one in a real-life "Reverse Photo Booth" — explore shorter conversations focused around personal snapshots.
Looking In New Directions With Google Street View
Google Street View is a treasure trove of images waiting for artistic reuse — from mapping the urban sky to hallucinating desert road trips.
We Built A Fake Cell Phone To Track Clandestine Surveillance
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.
Lessons From Narratology
Researching methods that literary theorists use to understand stories teaches strategies for locating and revealing stories in image collections.
Thermografree, An Open Source Broadband Thermal Camera
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.
Tools For Working With Images
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.
America, Your Homework Assignment Has 4 Steps
That last exam was rough. Real talk, America: if we don’t want to fail, we have to do some serious make-up work.