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BERG x Ericsson: ‘Joyful net work’ and Murmurations – Blog – BERG
"Here there are feedback mechanisms that produce more affect and pleasure – for instance the feedback involved in tuning a musical instrument, sound system or a radio. Gardening also seems to be a rich area for examination – where there is frequent work, but the sensual and systemic rewards are tangible." Beautiful work, as ever: I really liked the rewards-for-effort they point out.
berg  design  networks  interaction  work  pleasure  gardening 
may 2012 by infovore
The City and the Network
"I wanted to talk about the Occupy $CITY movement here (in fact, that’s where this post started); a protest movement that is not about the event, or the movement through the city, or even the disruption per se. It is protest as part of the fabric of the city; a constant questioning and reassessment of a conversation with both the fabric of the city physically, economically and politically; taking the concept of Wall St and Main St and making it suddenly concrete, forcing a conversation to take place."
occupy  cities  networks  felixcohen  occupywallstreet 
october 2011 by infovore
All Watched Over: On FOO, Cybernetics, and Big Data | Ideas For Dozens
"On my way home from FOO I sat staring out the car window, all of these impressions, ideas, and seeming contradictions bouncing around in my head. And then something occurred to me. O’Reilly’s human-centered approach is still a kind of systems thinking. O’Reilly is still building a model of what the geek world is working on. They’re just doing it through the social relationships that their employees form with other geeks. The “data” they gather is stored in their employees heads and hearts and in those of the wider community of geeks they bring to events like FOO. Instead of trying to live in the model, O’Reilly tries to live in the community."
data  oreilly  community  systems  networks  cybernetics  gregborenstein 
june 2011 by infovore
dan says...
"Twenty-one years later, an anonymous software engineer pulled together various digital artifacts to create a multiplayer game for his son.

Tonight, while playing that game, I ran into my 15-year-old self."

What magic smells like.
games  history  internet  networks  timetravel  magic 
june 2011 by infovore
CYOA
"if the Choose Your Own Adventure books are just another Finite State Machine, it should be possible to use some of the same techniques to examine their structure." And so begins a lovely, lovely post on data visualisation, and what visualisation can tell us about the changing editorial strategy of CYOA books. Be sure to check out the "animations" at the top of the page. It's all very beautiful.
visualisation  nodebox  cyoa  books  interactivefiction  statemachines  analysis  trees  networks 
november 2009 by infovore
BLDGBLOG: NYNEX, Embedded Angel of New York City
"...halfway through the film, the Ghostbusters realize that NYNEX isn't a phone system at all: it's the embedded nervous system of an angel – a fallen angel – and all those phone calls and dial-up modems in college dorm rooms and public pay phones are actually connected into the fiber-optic anatomy of a vast, ethereal organism that preceded the architectural build-up of Manhattan. Manhattan came afterwards, that is: NYNEX was here first." There is no way this wouldn't be awesome. And: a great write-up from Geoff.
bldgblog  ghostbusters  architecture  tubes  infrastructure  city  newyork  telephones  networks 
june 2009 by infovore
The elements of networked urbanism « Adam Greenfield’s Speedbird
"A summary of what those of us who are thinking, writing and speaking about networked urbanism seem to be seeing: fourteen essential transformations that, between them, constitute a rough map of the terrain to be discovered."
future  cities  networks  urbanism  adamgreenfield 
march 2009 by infovore
Purse Lip Square Jaw: On mobile cities, Archigram, invisible networks and ubicomp
"The question of responsibility and accountability gets sticky here - especially if we consider that technologies are too often viewed as neutral tools or isolated artefacts. If we draw out these flows, these networks, these interconnections, we find ourselves faced with the possibility of being connected to people/objects/places/activites/ideas that we may never see. And with intimacy always comes risk."
mobile  technology  socialsoftware  ubicomp  networks  connectivity  annegalloway  archigram 
march 2009 by infovore
Visualising a forum thread - dpreview.com Developer blog : Digital Photography Review
Some interesting visualisations of the way forum threads on dpreview - which has nested threads in posts - grow and progress. Interesting for the patterns it throws up, and somewhat useful, if only for rough, high-level analysis.
flash  visualization  forums  community  discussion  web  dpreview  trees  networks 
december 2008 by infovore
Robin Hunicke at LIFT 08 - Video
Absolutely excellent. A little depressed but also pleased at the overlap with my NLGD talk. Here's hoping I can munge together something good. And give credit where credit is due.
games  design  play  socialsoftware  social  applications  web2.0  groups  networks  friends  robinhunicke 
june 2008 by infovore
.CSV » group think
"...the same topic kept coming up, over and over... you can think of it as an amalgamation of crowd theory, human terrain mapping, and social simulation. It is the science of groups; it is a new kind of quantitative political science."
groups  society  social  dyanmics  study  modelling  behaviour  networks  simulation  pernicious 
april 2008 by infovore
Antisocial networking « Adam Greenfield’s Speedbird
"From where I stand, the only sane response is to keep our conceptions of friendship and affinity from being polluted by technical metaphors and constraints to begin with." Superb post by Adam Greenfield. Makes me question a lot of my recent design.
socialnetworking  society  networks  friendship  anthropology  community 
december 2007 by infovore
Jon Kleinberg's Homepage
My research is concerned with algorithms that exploit the combinatorial structure of networks and information.
research  networks  social  data  web  networking 
september 2006 by infovore

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