Mr Jelley talks about the Storywalk If the Earth were the size of a pea and how far you would need to walk from the Sun to the Earth at this scale. But be warned don’t run as you’ll be travelling faster than the speed of light!
Soundtracker is the first mobile music social network geolocation that allows users to meet new people through music, create their own music stations with a catalog of over 22 million songs and listen to them in real time with friends and anyone nearby.…
[..] Agency and client have launched “Recalling 1993,” offering a raw, unfiltered listen to what was going on around New York City 20 years ago. The campaign turns pay phones into geo-located time capsules—dial (855) FOR-1993 from any pay phone in Manhattan, and you will hear a personal account of what was going down in that particular area in 1993, a pivotal year in the city’s history. The recordings offer memories of everything from the World Trade Center bombing in the Financial District to the club culture at Limelight in Chelsea to the opening of Angels in America in Midtown.
One of the examples from the previous list – intriguing, fun to spin the world… feels kind of like what we’d want with icons at different locations to be able to click and gain more information/media. Makes me excited to imagine the multitudes of media we could have.
Da quand’è che si possono creare i places personalizzati anche per Twitter?
Su Mashable ho visto che Twitter ha già fatto il claim in modalità test dei propri uffici dicendo “Claiming Twitter Places is not available at this time. We’re experimenting with a variety features. Allowing businesses to claim a Place is a natural thing to consider for the future.”. Certo che tra foursquare, gowalla, facebook deals e compagnia cantante, ci aspetta un inverno geolocalizzato.
“Facebook allows users to chat among themselves on a mobile app called Facebook Messenger. From 2011 to the start of this study in May 2015, Facebook Messenger collected and shared user geo-
locations as the default setting for every message sent from the Android mobile app. These locations were visible to anyone in a group chat, regardless of his or her relationship to the sender on the
Facebook social network. Noticing a lack of significant public response to the visible nature of geo-location data on Facebook Messenger, despite media coverage dating back to 2012, I hypothesized that users
were either (1) not aware, or (2) not concerned about the collection and visibility of their geo-location data on the app. This study explored this hypothesis by testing how the public responded to easily
seeing the historical geo-location data collected and shared by Facebook Messenger. This study also tested the response from Facebook, a company with a reputation for encouraging outside-the-box ‘hacking’. I
wrote a browser application that requires a Facebook user to log into their Facebook account and then displays on a map the geo-location data shared with that user through Facebook Messenger chats. I
announced the tool in a blog post and publicized it on Twitter and a few other online forums. The immediate public response was that of surprise and concern over the privacy issue raised by the collection
and visibility of the geo-location data.”
I’m finally adding the 3d modeling tool in the browser in my virtual world. I got the geolocation system working really well. The tool now allows CAD style modeling, with high precision GIS output all in the browser. I am adding tools for roadways, intersections, mass transit lines, etc. It also makes 3d modeling a breeze. Basically everything starts as a 2d shape or 3d primitive. You can start with a 2d primitive like a circle, and extrude it to make a cylinder, or draw your own custom footprint as in the screenshot above, and extrude it to 3d. I am adding the ability to merge basic 3d primitives such as spheres and cubes into the model. I’m thinking of adding “hollowing,” and vertex intersection cutting for some serious modeling.
Why? This is all in the name of making our world a little greener. As you model, energy use, carbon output, and energy production are automatically calculated as rough estimates as you model an architecture. I am calling it GreenSketch for now. I am looking into combining it with OpenStudio via GBXML for Department of Energy interoperability along with some Python I wrote for Rhino which allows for import of professional architecture models… yay.
NEW PRODUCTS - Adafruit FONA 3G Cellular Breakout - USA & European Versions
For those who want to take it to the next level we now have a 3G Cellular Modem breakout! The FONA 3G has better coverage, GSM backwards-compatibility and even sports a built-in GPS module for geolocation & asset tracking. This all-in-one cellular phone module with that lets you add location-tracking, voice, text, SMS and data to your project in a single breakout.
This module measure only 1.75″x1.6″ but packs a surprising amount of technology into it’s little frame. At the heart is a powerfull GSM cellular module (we use the latest SIM808) with integrated GPS. This module can do just about everything
Quad-band 850MHz GSM, 900MHz EGSM, 1800MHz DCS, 1900MHz PCs – connect onto any global GSM network with any 2G SIM.
Please note! We’ve had a lot of requests for a 3G cell module and we’re happy to oblige but this module has many small differences between it and the FONA 800 and 808, so it is not a drop-in replacement! In particular the data functionality is not as easy to use. We are adapting our FONA library to support the 3G chipset and right now we have SMS, calling, and basic functionality working but it will be a while until we get full GPRS TCP/IP and HTTP support. Also, the GPS is not as fast and low-power as the one on the FONA 808. We recommend this module for people who are able to handle a more advanced experience. Beginners will like our FONA 80x series more.
Onboard LiPoly battery charging circuitry so you can take your project on the go. Use any 500mAh+ LiPoly or LiIon battery and recharge over the MicroUSB when necessary. Two LEDs let you know when its charging and done
Standard 4-pole TRRS headphone jack. Use any ‘Android’ or ‘iPhone’-compatible headset with mic
Breakouts for external 8Ω speaker and electret mic if you don’t want to use a headphone
Level shifting circuitry so you can run it with 2.8V to 5V logic.
uFL connections for external antennas
Indicator LEDs for power and network connectivity
Standard SIM slides into the back
On its own, this module can’t do anything. It requires a microcontroller to drive it! We suggest and use an Arduino but any 3-5V microcontroller with a UART can send and receive commands over the RX/TX pins.
Atmosphere tries to emulate the unpredictability of colours that appear and disappear throughout the day. Eindhoven-based designer Daan Spanjers singles-out different moments of atmospheric compositions and collects combinations-in-time. By framing spectrums of colours these clocks speak of the transitional qualities of colour and time.
Factors like juxaposition, dust, water, geolocation and perspective determine specific hues – spanning everything from early-morning horizons to total darkness at midnight. Like in reality, every sunrise and sunset lasts a few moments. Atmosphere is the first in a series of time piece colour compositions captured in circular-form.