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Batteries Not Included: 10 Tech-Gone-Wrong Horror Movies
Unsurprisingly the Japanese have a corner on this market.
horror  technology 
7 weeks ago by jntolva
Denver Plows Ahead with Connected Vehicle Tech Deployments
Connected vehicles are more important than autonomous vehicles. There, I said it.
technology  transportation  denver 
10 weeks ago by jntolva
Your Candy Wrappers are Listening
Everything is a speaker if you listen carefully enough.
sound  technology  microphone 
january 2018 by jntolva
LA's big plan to change the way we move
"Are enough people in LA ready to trade their BMW for a minibus—even one that comes to their door?"
LA  AZH  mobility  technology 
september 2016 by jntolva
Behold, the Kindle of the 16th Century
I have loved Ramelli's wheel since grad school.
book  machine  reading  technology  renaissance 
june 2016 by jntolva
Is technology making the world indecipherable?
"Before SimCity, few outside the realm of urban planning and civil engineering had a clear mental model of how cities worked, and none were able to twiddle the knobs of urban life to produce counterfactual outcomes. We probably still can’t do that at the level of complexity of an actual city, but those who play these types of games do have a better understanding of the general effects of their actions. We need to get better at ‘playing’ simulations of the technological world more generally."
urban  planning  simulation  technology  complexity 
may 2016 by jntolva
The Nightmare on Connected Home Street
"The automatic coffee machine is offline. I had to pull its plug because it was DDOSing a gaming server in Singapore. Basically, my home is a botnet."
automation  home  technology  horror 
april 2016 by jntolva
You're living in a lab: Microsoft, Accenture, Siemens, UI Labs tinker with a new 'city that works' here
Many lessons to be learned from the last time big technology attempted urban intervention.
smartcities  technology  urban  planning 
march 2015 by jntolva
Technology Brings People Together in Public Spaces After All
“The assumption that when people are on mobile phones that this somehow indicates a societal loss of some sort I find confusing. We’re saying that communication in person walking down the street briskly is good; communication on the mobile phone walking down the street briskly is bad.”
public  space  technology  lingering 
august 2014 by jntolva
The Internet With A Human Face
"Investor storytime is when someone pays you to tell them how rich they'll get when you finally put ads on your site."
culture  web  decentralisation  bigdata  technology 
may 2014 by jntolva
Your New TV Ruins Movies
Hilariously informative take-down of in-store TV shopping and LCD to boot.
plasma  movies  technology  lcd  tv 
november 2012 by jntolva
Warren Ellis: How To See The Future
"The most basic mobile phone is in fact a communications device that shames all of science fiction, all the wrist radios and handheld communicators. Captain Kirk had to tune his fucking communicator and it couldn’t text or take a photo that he could stick a nice Polaroid filter on."
Futurism  perspective  scifi  technology  future 
september 2012 by jntolva
Txchnologist
Interesting new urban technology site ... by GE.
cities  urban  design  technology 
june 2012 by jntolva
Surely there's a smarter approach to smart cities?
"It's not just about making data public; it's also about the public making data."
technology  smartcity  design  urban 
may 2012 by jntolva
To fix government, call in the geeks - CNN.com
"Walked over to West Ninth Street. Located trash can. Possum? Check. Living? Yep. Turned the trash can on its side. Good night, sweet possum."
cities  technology  gov20  codeforamerica 
march 2012 by jntolva
The Dawn of the Municipal Chief Innovation Officer
"Imagine how tradition-bound bureaucrats will react to *that*."
technology  innovation  government 
march 2012 by jntolva
Abraham Lincoln, Technologist-in-Chief
"He owned a U.S. government patent, which no other president before or since could boast."
technology  lincoln 
march 2012 by jntolva
Chicago's Digital Trio
Note: the roof of City Hall is blustery.
technology  digital  government  chicago 
march 2012 by jntolva
Internet Access and the New Divide - NYTimes.com
"The problem is that smartphone access is not a substitute for wired."
digital  divide  access  technology 
december 2011 by jntolva
From Technologist to Philosopher
"Why you should quit your technology job and get a Ph.D. in the humanities"
technology  humanities  education 
july 2011 by jntolva
Open Source Urbanism
Saskia Sassen: "As a technological practice of innovation, Open Source has not quite been about cities, but about the technology. Yet it resonates with what cities have and are at ground-level, where its users are. The park is made not only with the hardware of trees and ponds, but also with the software of people's practices."
urbanism  cities  planning  technology 
july 2011 by jntolva
Planetary: A Visual Music Player for iPad
Navigate your music collection by flying through the cosmos.
visualization  music  technology  space 
may 2011 by jntolva
How relevant is data literacy?
"The existence of a relationship status field makes the question of whether 500 million people are single or in a relationship (and whether their relationship is complicated) a public issue. By asking the question you’re conditioning the answer."
data  technology  cocities 
march 2011 by jntolva
Beyond the “smart city” | Urbanscale
"Whatever working group eventually undertakes the task of producing technical standards for networked cities, they will have to come to some understanding regarding not merely the definition, but the meaning, of all sorts of urban artifacts and potential resources: subway stations and billboards, sewer drains and bollards, planters and tunnels."
urban  technology  internet  cities 
february 2011 by jntolva
IBM Centennial Film: They Were There, by Errol Morris
Don't usually link to work stuff, but this is pretty amazing. My company turns 100 years old this year.
ibm  video  technology  history 
january 2011 by jntolva
The Battle for Control of Smart Cities | Fast Company
Will tech-powered cities revolutionize the way we live or hand corporations the keys to our privacy?
technology  smartcities 
december 2010 by jntolva
Teach Parents Tech
How wonderful. Google creates a site for kids to teach their parents how to use a computer.
google  howto  technology  tutorial 
december 2010 by jntolva
Ben Cerveny - We Will All Play Cities Together Like an Instrumental Jam
Fantastic articulation of the city of the future as a performative platform.
bencerveny  digital  city  technology  urbanism 
june 2010 by jntolva
The Humanities Go Google - The Chronicle of Higher Education
A discipline evolves: from close reading to studying literature as a system.
humanities  literature  technology 
may 2010 by jntolva
For the life between buildings - some notes on the iPad
Not a third product, but an interface for third spaces. Wonderful piece by Dan Hill.
design  apple  urbanism  computer  technology 
february 2010 by jntolva
Cities embrace mobile apps, 'Gov 2.0' - CNN.com
Nice mainstream momentum for 2010, though shame on CNN for including the ludicrous Are You Safe? app.
cities  technology  networked  urbanism  mobile  gov20 
december 2009 by jntolva
SourceMap - Open Supply Chains
What a great site. At scale this will be indispensable for proving/disproving a product's claims to sustainability.
visualization  maps  technology  green  sustainability  environment  supply 
december 2009 by jntolva
The kind of program a city is « Adam Greenfield’s Speedbird
"If we’re reaching the point where it makes sense to consider the city as a fabric of addressable, queryable, even scriptable objects and surfaces – to reimagine its pavements, building façades and parking meters as network resources – this raises an order of questions never before confronted ..."
ubicomp  adamgreenfield  networks  technology  architecture  urban  city 
october 2009 by jntolva
BBC - dot.life: Things that tweet
Story on my colleague Andy Stanford-Clark's house that's been completely hooked to Twitter for monitoring.
twitter  house  technology 
june 2009 by jntolva
How the E-Book Will Change the Way We Read and Write
Author Steven Johnson outlines a future with more books, more distractions -- and the end of reading alone.
technology  publishing  books  reading  kindle 
april 2009 by jntolva
Newspapers and Thinking the Unthinkable
Clay Shirky expounds on digital incunabula. A magnificent read.
media  news  technology  business  internet  publishing  newspapers 
march 2009 by jntolva
The country's new robots.txt file
Bush had 2400 lines of disallowed directives in the whitehouse.gov's bot meta file. Paranoia!
technology  web  robots  usa  search 
january 2009 by jntolva
Kickbee
Fetal piezo sensors + Twitter = one tweet per baby kick. Also, creepy.
visualization  technology  twitter  pregnancy  sensor  monitor 
december 2008 by jntolva
letmegooglethatforyou.com
"This is for all those people that find it more convenient to bother you with their question rather than google it for themselves."
work  mashup  technology  search  joke 
november 2008 by jntolva
SPEEDFIT - Treadmobil
Many times labeling something WTF is unwarranted. This is not one of those times.
wtf  video  running  technology 
november 2008 by jntolva
Can past nuclear explosions help detect forgeries?
Nuclear isotopes used to tell whether artwork was created before or after the advent of fission bombs.
technology  society  nuclear  military  history  art 
july 2008 by jntolva
IBM lifts lid on Web 2.0 tech
Nice pictorial feature on some of the work being done by my colleagues in Hursley, England.
ibm  web2.0  technology  shopping 
august 2007 by jntolva
techPresident
God help us if we vote for a candidate by his/her number of MySpace friends, but this site aggregates some interesting info.
politics  election  president  technology 
february 2007 by jntolva
Technologies of Writing in the Age of Print
Great new show at the Folger Shakespeare Library in DC.
technology  writing 
november 2006 by jntolva
Living a Second Life
The Economist weighs in on synthetic worlds and the juggernaut of Linden Labs.
SecondLife  virtual  technology 
october 2006 by jntolva

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