New Aesthetic King is Machine-Readable Monarch
The Window Socket offers a neat way to harness solar energy and use it as a plug socket. So far we have seen solutions that act as a solar battery backup, but none as a direct plug-in. Simple in design, the plug just attaches to any window and does its job intuitively.
Gert Jan Kocken, New York Times, Tuesday, September 11, 2001 (Microfilm, National Library NY, 2004) 59 x 67 cm
A photo of the New York Times from 11 September 2001. The attacks had not happened yet when the newspaper was printed. Once you see this your eyes will start looking for clues nevertheless.
(via Gert Jan Kocken)
One of the works that will be in the Dread exhibition.
According to the International Maritime Organization, about 90% of all world trade is carried by sea. Inspired by the seas of data shipping generates, Shippr iwill become a general-purpose maritime datastore. We intend to fully open up the store for anyone to use, and to build applications on top through the Shippr app which will follow soon after. We will also develop a ‘Foursquare for ships’. And AIS transponders will allow to check-in ships automatically into locations like ports, locks, repair-docks, oil platforms and off-shore anchor places, and into events e.g. like bunkering, storm, sale, collision and piracy. By looking at ships as individuals with their own timelines and using the logic of checking into locations and events, we hope to build a meaningful interface for exploring the hidden world of the seas.
Our workshop is directly related to Shippr. Our key findings and / or questions are:
* Can maritime data be used as monitor to expose economic mechanisms?
* What models can be used to recognise patterns, make predictions and find anomalies?
* How can social media be used to connect ships, (port) authorities and the public at large?
Our maritime datastore is currently holding location data and specifications (size, type, etc…) of ships in the Port of Rotterdam. The aim of the workshop is to find methods to transform this set into information and or to relate it to external resources. Ideally we could establish a(n) (concept of an) application within this short period of time. During the workshop participants will get access to our database trough an API.
This is the shipping project I am working on with Maurits de Bruijn and Jonas Lund. It is a lot of fun…
Sinds de cynische bezuinigingen - want politiek, niet economisch - op de cultuur in Nederland ben ik het niet altijd eens geweest met de toon van Domeniek Ruyters van Metropolis M. Hier ben ik het echter volkomen met hem eens. Het Rijksmuseum kan hier zijn verantwoordelijkheid als rijksmuseum nemen en de huidige situatie in perspectief plaatsen. Als meest bezochte museum van het land zou het zo een constructieve bijdrage kunnen leveren aan de bewustwording van de gevolgen van het huidige beleid, niet alleen onder Nederlanders, maar ook onder internationale bezoekers.(via viralradio)
My experience of Boston lacks just about all of this, except shitty relationships and shitty coffee.
But I appreciate this lovely little piece, which to my mind is not about Boston, but rather about cities and youth. Which I mean as a compliment.
To my mind, it’s how cities and the late-adolescent mind rhyme in some way. They are messy, they are still plastic and they are not-fully-grown by definition. In an adult’s body, but growing still, and the mean girls and the shitty martinis (I had my fill of both): these are not just events but conditions, metabolic conditions through which growth takes place. At the urban scale, and for everyone embedded in it.
If you lived here, you’d be home now — This Happened to Me — Medium
I am happy Kevin Slavin exists.
A long and good profile of the Tsarnaev brothers.
8-year-old Boston Bombing victim Martin Richard earlier this month.