From Google to Waze and Back, or Here Comes the Drivenger

From Google to Waze and Back, or Here Comes the Drivenger
Here’s a prolonged deliberation on agency, design, cars and the future rise of drivengers, that will drive/ride automatic cars. It’s an attempt to make heads or tails out of the uneasy relationship that technologies behind mapping conglomerates have with cars and the movement of cars in space. There are two main actors in this post ...

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 ...

Clarifying Casual Powers in Maps

Clarifying Casual Powers in Maps
I often find myself explaining my research project (as many academics, and PhDs especially, do) and when doing so, Google Maps comes as easy and recognisable example of: a digital map that is widely used by non-professional users who are not accounting for the designers’ manipulation of additional elements in maps’ interface (=not aware of ...