Published on March 25, 2009
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
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.youtube.com/watch?v=mApBa2qKVDM Trevor Paglen
extraordinary rendition ﬂights http://appliedautonomy.com/terminalair/index.html
Maps created by friend networks
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
students submit summaries of articles through Zoho
“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/
skate boarding, bike paths http://chicagoatlas.areaprojects.com/
Maps created by local communities
How to create a quot;My Mapquot; in Google Maps http://is.gd/oHfv http://maps.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?answer=68480
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/
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://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.
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