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Published on March 25, 2009

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Ada Lovelace Day
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Participation Literacy Week# 8 Mapping for Social Justice and Friendship last update: March 30, 2009 Trebor Scholz | LCST 3073 A | Spring 2009

week 2 Conversation: Overview, Getting Started Democracy and Blogging week 1 Conversation: week 3 Privacy and Social Networking Attention Overload: Search, Filter, Content Aggregation Collective Action: week 4 week 5 Flash Mobs, Activism, and Micro-Blogging week 6 Collaboration: week 7 Spring Break Wikis, Wikipedia, Mashups Collaboration: Collaborative Writing week 8 Collaboration: week 9 Mapping and Sharing Social Justice Cooperation: Media Sharing week 10 Sharing week 11 Referral, Tagging, Folksonomies Sharing Piracy and File Sharing week 12 week 13 Sharing week 14 Copyright and Virtual Worlds Social Bookmarking Social Music Sites week 15 Social Cataloging Sites Trebor Scholz | LCST 3073 A | Spring 2009

http://ada.pint.org.uk/map.html “She is mainly known for having written a description of Charles Babbage's early mechanical general-purpose computer, the analytical engine. She is today appreciated as the quot;first programmerquot; since she was writing programs—that is, manipulating symbols according to rules—for a machine that Babbage had not yet built. She also foresaw the capability of computers to go It’s Ada Lovelace Day beyond mere calculating or number-crunching while others, including Babbage himself, focused only on these capabilities.” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ada_Lovelace

Mapping for Social Justice, Art, and Friendship week 8 March 24, 26 Required Reading: McCarthy, Caroline. quot;Brightkite: A bright future for mobile social networking? | The Social - CNET News.quot; CNET News. 7 May 2008. 29 Jan. 2009 <http://news.cnet.com/ 8301-13577_3-9937898-36.html>. Trebor Scholz | The New School University | LCST 3073 A | Spring 2009

quot;In
1968
the
largest
building
in
Southeast
Asia
was
the
Infiltra:on Surveillance
Center
(ISC)
at
Nakhom
Phanom
in
Thailand,
the
command center
of
US
Air
Force
Opera:on
Igloo
White.
Inside
the
ISC
vigilant technicians
pored
over
banks
of
video
displays,
controlled
by
IBM 360/65
computers
and
connected
to
thousands
of
sensors
strewn
across the
Ho
Chi
Minh
Trail
in
southern
Laos. quot;The
sensors
‐‐
shaped
like
twigs,
jungle
plants,
and
animal
droppings ‐‐
were
designed
to
detect
any
human
ac:vity:
the
noises
of
truck engines,
body
heat,
even
the
scent
of
human
urine.
When
they
picked up
a
signal,
it
appeared
on
the
remote
display
terminals
of
the
ISC as
a
moving
white
'worm'
superimposed
on
a
map
grid.
As
soon
as
the ISC
computers
could
calculate
the
'worm's'
direc:on
and
rate
of mo:on,
coordinates
were
radioed
to
Phantom
F‐4
jets
patrolling
the night
sky.
The
planes'
naviga:on
systems
and
computers
automa:cally guided
them
to
the
'box,'
or
map
grid
square,
to
be
a]acked.
The
ISC central
computers
were
also
capable
of
controlling
the
release
of bombs
automa:cally.
The
pilot
might
do
no
more
than
sit
and
watch as
the
invisible
jungle
below
exploded
into
flames.
In
most
cases
no American
ever
actually
saw
the
targets
at
all. quot;The
'worm'
would
then
disappear
from
the
screen
at
the
ISC.
This en:re
process
normally
took
no
more
than
five
minutes.quot; (Paul
N.
Edwards,
quot;The
Closed
World,quot;
chapter
1) Subject:
Re:
<nebme>
Cyberne:cs
and
the
Internet Date:
March
15,
2009
3:31:31
AM
EDT From:
Brian
Holmes

http://parkingspacenow.smgov.net/

http://www.housingmaps.com/

http://whoissick.org/sickness

Maps as sites of power deconstructing assumptions and political implications of maps

http://www.we-make-money-not-art.com/archives/locative/ Buckminster Fuller Dymaxion World Map-unfolded, 1946 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Dymaxion_2003_animation_small1.gif

http://www.we-make-money-not-art.com/archives/locative/ Deconstructing assumptions and political implications of maps Critical cartography differs from academic cartography in that it links geographic knowledge with power. Critical cartographers do not aim to invalidate maps instead the critique is careful analysis of maps identifying attributes of the maps that are taken for granted.

The location of the German/German border in East German maps was distorted to mislead those who’d try to escape

Earth at Night maps as sites of power

Earth at Night maps as sites of power http://www.worldmapper.org/animations/internet_users_animation.html

http://www.worldmapper.org/images/largepng/335.png Internet use 1990

http://www.worldmapper.org/display.php?selected=336 Internet use 2002

Maps as tools for transparency

http://www.state.gov/secretary/trvl/map/?trip_id=5

http://confluxfestival.org/conflux2008/cartography-of-protest-and-social-changes/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mApBa2qKVDM Trevor Paglen

extraordinary rendition flights http://appliedautonomy.com/terminalair/index.html

http://www.an-atlas.com/contents/hunt_gordon.html

Maps created by friend networks

http://www.frappr.com/

http://platial.com/

http://blog.nickt.com/wp‐content/uploads/2008/10/bk‐nearby.png http://evansims.smugmug.com/photos/286770818_jUYmN‐X3.jpg

Map design as an analysis of power in society mapping as contestational practice maps that challenger mainstream narratives maps that revisit history from the perspective of marginalized communities

http://www.flickr.com/photos/treborscholz/3351418664/

http://www.justicemapping.org/expertise/

students submit summaries of articles through Zoho

http://www.justicemapping.org/expertise/

“Tunisian Prisoners Map tries to make a dent by mapping cases at about 25 detention facilities. You can see some of the prisons in impressive detail if you zoom in, but many of the locations are approximate.” “according to some sources, the Tunisian government is currently holding an estimated 350 political http://www.hrw.org/en/news/2005/04/28/ prisoners in prisons around the country, and there are regular human rights reports focusing on the tunisia-lawyer-imprisoned-online-dissent treatment and welfare of the prisoners” http://kitab.nl/tunisianprisonersmap/

CrashStat. Display pedestrian and bicyclist fatalities from 1995-2005 on a Google Map of New York City. http://www.crashstat.org/

theyrule.net

http://www.albany.edu/museum/wwwmuseum/work/lombardi/images/lombardi1.jpg

http://www.pumpitout.com/pictures/marklombardi.jpg

http://utangente.free.fr/anewpages/cartes.html

http://bureaudetudes.free.fr/images/armes.gif

skate boarding, bike paths http://chicagoatlas.areaprojects.com/

Maps created by local communities

http://www.chron.com/houstongardening/texaswildflowersmap.html

http://www.signalmap.com/

http://www.communitywalk.com/new_york/ny/map/358796

Assignment

How to create a quot;My Mapquot; in Google Maps http://is.gd/oHfv http://maps.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?answer=68480

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ft7FZe6Q8OI

Art projects using Google Maps

“Google Sightseeing takes you on tour of the world as seen from satellite, using the free Google Earth program, or Google Maps in your web browser. Each weekday your guides James and Alex present new weird and wonderful sights as suggested by readers.” http://googlesightseeing.com/2007/06/16/street-fight/

http://urbanomnibus.net/#

streetartlocator.com is a community google map mashup mapping street art the world over. You can find all aspects of street art here from Graffiti to the Galleries that host lowbrow exhibitions and street art produced using more http://streetartlocator.com/

http://streetartlocator.com/

http://www.youarenothere.org/

http://woices.com/

http://www.ourstories.org/ The Our Stories™ project helps people share the stories of their lives, no matter where they live or how their stories unfold. We're providing resources to create and share personal stories from all over the world, starting with children in developing countries who are using One Laptop per Child (OLPC) computers or those who are working with UNICEF radio producers to record and share interviews. Children are asked to record the stories of elders, family members, and friends.

http://www.sf.biomapping.net/map.htm

http://www.disappearedinamerica.org/database/map/

http://www.desaparecidos.org/arg/victimas/eng.html Argentina

http://www.reverberant.com/SM/index.htm

Trebor Scholz scholzt@newschool.edu Twitter: trebors Blog: http://www.collectivate.net/journalisms Delicious: http://del.icio.us/trebor Flickr: http://flickr.com/photos/treborscholz LibraryThing: http://www.librarything.com/profile/trebor

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