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prettymaps by Aaron Straup Cope

Doing social science and studying maps are some of my favorite things. When you combine these two like Aaron Straup Cope (@thisisaaronland) is doing, it is not surprising I get really excited. Using Road, highway and path data collected by the OpenStreetMap (OSM) project, Aaron creates beutiful representations of cities that provide a small glimpse to the different factors that shape our cities. The cool thing? you can get one for yourself in a nice wooden frame here: www.20×

Twitter Vis of a City

visualization of geo-tagged tweets by Eric Fischer. Not sure about creating “Smarter Transit Routes” though since these arteries are already shaped by public transit but all in all – a very nice project.

Immaterials: Light painting WiFi by the YOUrban Project

Light painting WiFi into the city. So cool!

Snow in Pittsburgh

Taken from the 3rd floor of Hillman Library

Upcoming presentation at Theorizing the Web Conference

I will be presenting a new part of my work at the upcoming Theorizing the Web conference that will take place on Saturday, April 9th at College Park. If you will be around the area, you are more than welcome to join me (and three other super interesting panelists) to talk about Augmented Reality. Otherwise you can follow the conference with the hashtag #ttt2011

Read my paper abstract after the break

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