Posts Tagged ‘open source’

  • 09.20.2010

    Soundcities by Stanza

    The first online open source database of city sounds and soundmaps from around the world, using found sounds and field recording. The sounds can be listened to, used in performances on laptops, or played on mobiles via wireless networks. Initially all sounds by UK artist Stanza you can now contribute your own found sounds onto […]

  • 08.11.2010

    WikiLeak War Data Visualisations

    NYU political science grad student  Drew Conway used an open source statistical programming language called R and a graphical plotting software tool. The results are unnerving, like stop-motion photography of a freeway wreck. Above is the latest example: a graph showing the spread of combat from 2004 to 2009. It’s exactly what you wouldn’t want […]

  • 05.04.2010

    Open Data Ottawa

    On April 24th I attended a hackfest at Ottawa’s City Hall organized by the Open Data Ottawa group. ‘Open Data’ is a growing movement to encourage governments of all levels to release public data in open and machine-readable formats which allow for reuse and development. A few examples of data that could be made available […]