Conspiracies bubbling

Conspiracies bubbling
Had a lot of fun at the DMI Winter School 2017 last week, where I ended up pitching a sub-project about re-imagining US elections filter bubble through conspiracy theories. All of the different bubble projects were masterfully coordinated by Michael Stevenson, and the results were rather interesting. Following the lead of Shannon Mattern‘s earlier pitch ...

Defending my Doctoral Dissertation 1

Defending my Doctoral Dissertation
Tomorrow I will dress up in ridiculous clothing, stand in a room full of dead white dudes portraits and defend my doctoral dissertation “Uniquitous Cartography: Casual Power in Digital Maps”. The even will take place at the Academigebouw Utrecht, 14:30 sharp. You can read more about it on the UU’s website. Everyone’s welcome! This has ...

Maps Under Fire

Maps Under Fire
I’m doing my field work in Israel ATM, a usually complicated affair that is being even more complicated by constant rocket alarms, running to cover and consequent booms that characterize the current round of conflict. I’m super busy and this blogs suffers, but such is field work. In any case, this website, called Tzeva Adom ...

The Different Gozo

Sam Hind, posted his own account from our shared Gozo experience. This is a really great piece and it compliments my own (somewhat technical) writing on the subject. What struck is how the writing reflects our different methodological approaches to ethnography. While I relied heavily on the video recordings and used my notebooks notes as ...

NowForce – an emeregency map-based app

What’s interesting about NowForce is how commercial the website is, compared to it’s humble origins. I ran accross it after reading about Eli Beer’s, founder and  chairman, tall on TedMed. Beer found “Ihud Hatzala” (איחוד הצלה) after witnessing death following a bombing in Jerusalem bus in his youth. The idea behind its organization is briliant ...

AIS, Satellites and the Problems of Finding Things at Sea 6

AIS, Satellites and the Problems of Finding Things at Sea
Unlike the misplaced science fiction notion that space is an ocean, the two spheres are quite separate. Just how separate occurred to me while participating in the mini-symposium on Ocean Traffic Monitoring via Satellite Automatic Identification System (SAT-AIS), organized by the Dutch Space Society (NVR). In a series of half an hour lectures,  Carsten Tobehn of ...