Notes from Dynamicland: Geokit


32 bookmarks. First posted by rukku 10 weeks ago.


Patrick (https://sentiers.media) is right, watching the stuff coming out of Dynamicland is the closest I've ever been to feeling like what it must have been to see Xerox Park in its heyday. This is _incredibly_ cool.
newsletter  UX  research  programming  computing  maps 
7 weeks ago by thewavingcat
RT : 📝 I've written about Geokit, my mapping system :

It's a pretty detailed expla…
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10 weeks ago by briantrice
One way to think about Realtalk is that a lot of code in the outside world is about displaying lists and letting people pick from lists.

Mapping software has to show a list of layers, and make them checkable and uncheckable, and make them draggable, and handle all the events, and remember what the state is.

A photo app shows you a list of photos, and then you open one, and then you see a toolbox of operations you can apply, and then you pick one...

Even command-line programs let you ask for a list of source branches or a list of disk partitions or a list of files or whatever, and have some set of subcommands you can apply to your object of choice.

In Realtalk, most of that code falls away – provided that you represent your objects as individual physical pages. Once you have physical pages, you automatically get the operations of the physical world: placing and picking up objects, moving and grouping objects in space, pointing objects at each other, and so on.
dynamicland  simulation  direct_manipulation 
10 weeks ago by tonyyet
geokit is a "kit" (library) for building and viewing maps in dynamicland.
dynamicland  computing  hci  mapping  programming 
10 weeks ago by tarakc02
I know you've been curious about some of the stuff I've done at Dynamicland. It might be a while until you can make it out here and visit in person, so I'll try to explain one project of mine, Geokit, from top to bottom, to give you some of the flavor. via Pocket
IFTTT  Pocket 
10 weeks ago by domingogallardo
RT : 📝 I've written about Geokit, my mapping system :

It's a pretty detailed expla…
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10 weeks ago by burritojustice
RT : 📝 I've written about Geokit, my mapping system :

It's a pretty detailed expla…
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10 weeks ago by avi
Hey ___, I know you've been curious about some of the stuff I've done at Dynamicland . It might be a while until youcan make it out here and visit in person, so…
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10 weeks ago by ashaw
📝 I've written about Geokit, my mapping system :

It's a pretty detailed expla…
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10 weeks ago by rukku