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The new website I designed for the artist Betty Martin presents both her commissions and personal work. The accordian slider and gallery format throughout the site, allows viewers to quickly grasp her range of creative work. It was developed in WordPress to allow the artist to easily access and update her own site.

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Google data mapping

The Atlantic’s Alexis Madrigal takes us behind the scenes of Google mapping – the steps by which data is reinterpreted, and what it means for the “future of everything”.

http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2012/09/how-google-builds-its-maps-and-what-it-means-for-the-future-of-well-everything/261913/

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Link to the shot list.http://donnapallotta.com/hdbf/Rockwell_Grp_090711/

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http://designwire.interiordesign.net/products/furniture/6390/moroso-and-david-rockwell-hit-the-road

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http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/21/arts/design/elements-of-style-as-occupy-movement-evolves.html?

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http://www.mediabistro.com/alltwitter/mapping-the-language-of-tweets-infographic_b15245

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occupy times square

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Massimo Vignelli’s diagrammatic subway map goes digital..at last. Article by Steven Heller. http://tmagazine.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/09/16/ahead-of-its-time-an-icon-goes-digital/?

#Design #Urban #Tech #Mapping

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A test image from yesterday’s photo shoot of Anita Lo, owner and chef of Annisa Restaurant in NYC for HD Magazine

 

 

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Love this Culture Jam! #Anonymous Launches URGE to Culture Jam Trending Twitter Topics deathandtaxesmag.com/140277/anonymo… #urge #app #social

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@AIGA Looking forward to seeing master designer Karel Martens presentation tomorrow! http://dwell.com?r=91763189 #Design #Dutch #Yale #Typografie

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Focus NYC: The ‘Life’ of a Great City. http://archrecord.construction.com/features/2011/New-York/

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Gehry’s sensuous first skyscraper in Manhattan –Cityscapes by Blair Kamin

http://featuresblogs.chicagotribune.com/theskyline/

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Photo sharing push redesigns Twitter Ux: Twitter Enhances Profiles w/ Galleries http://t.co/83XTxTx @mashsocialmedia @mashable #design

Twitter Photo Gallery

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Martyr Square, Libya

Google Maps Celebrates Gadaffi Fall with Central Libyan City Square Name Change http://www.slashgear.com/google-maps-celebrates-gadaffi-fall-with-central-libyan-city-square-name-change-22173556/

#Libya #Mapping #Feb17 #Gadaffi

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The Helvetica of Font Books!: ‘Just My Type: A Book About Fonts’ by Simon Garfield – Review: http://nyti.ms/nJvXZ1

http://www.simongarfield.com/pages/books/just_my_type.htm

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View Libya: Ongoing Protest Mapping in a larger map via donna pallotta

After February 17 2011, I had started an ongoing mapping of the conflict in Libya. Using Twitter and AlJazeera as resources, I was able to react, interpret, and immediately update the Libya map, based on events on the ground.

At times, updates were based on phone calls of what was occurring outside a residence window, and then corroborated.

When an event could potentially giveaway secrets and risk lives, I withheld updates accordingly. I stopped updating around mid-March, after my blog was mysteriously compromised.

Above is a portion of the Libya Protest Map. I had collected data mappings (with YouTube + FB links) for a number of locations throughout Africa, Middle East, and Iran.

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(via onlinevolunteering.org)

Libya Crisis Map

Libya Crisis Map

When the Libya crisis broke on 16 February 2011, Estella Reed, recruitment professional from the UK, wanted to contribute her time and knowledge to raise awareness of what was going on inside the country. “I have been following the crisis in Libya and was saddened by the suffering that I have seen”, she says.

As the crisis in Libya began to unfold, the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), the UN agency responsible for bringing together humanitarian actors to ensure a coherent response to emergencies, faced a critical challenge: the lack of information about events inside the country. In this situation, OCHA activated the Stand By Task Force (SBTF), an organized group of more than 150 online volunteers skilled in crisis mapping. The SBTF volunteers were scheduled to assist for two weeks in creating the Libya Crisis Map, an online map that shows live information relevant to relief efforts such as health needs, security threats or refugee movements.

As the humanitarian situation deteriorated, OCHA realized that they needed to rotate volunteers to keep the site running. OCHA’s Colombia office was available to coordinate the effort. Via the UNV Online Volunteering service, and within less than 72 hours, OCHA mobilized an additional 150 online volunteers.

Estella Reed was one of the first volunteers who signed up to help. She joined the media monitoring team tasked to review traditional and social online media, including blogs, Twitter and Facebook, and to extract, edit and submit information relevant to OCHA’s operations in response to the crisis in Libya.

The team of geo location volunteers identified the GPS (Global Positioning System) coordinates for these reports in order to plot them on the Crisis Map. Geo-tagged reports were reviewed and approved by the report creation team, which performed basic quality control and escalated “critical” reports to the verification team. Using multiple methods, the verification team was responsible for determining the accuracy and validity of reports. Finally, the analysis team produced trends analysis, charts and heat maps to provide the UN with regular updates.

Fully established work flows, processes, protocols and the modular team structure ensured highest efficiency of the online collaboration, which was organized via Skype, Google Groups and a volunteer management website.

“The online volunteers ensured that the Libya Crisis Map site could continue to operate, at an optimal capacity. In the end, the site was maintained for 3 months almost entirely by volunteers”, says Andrej Verity, Information Manager at OCHA.

Through a simple interface, users of the site could quickly filter the map to show thematic areas of their interest in a geographical area relevant to their needs to then perform basic gap analysis and be alerted to incoming relevant new reports.

“The site was used by the World Food Programme (WFP), the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNCHR) the Red Cross and USAID and many other organizations to aid in their planning. The WFP’s Executive Director, Josette Sheeran, was so excited with the site that she took to Twitter to highlight its importance”, says Andrej Verity.

Brendan McDonald, chief of the information-services section at OCHA, praises the volunteers for improving awareness of the situation inside the country. “If you go back a couple of years, all of this information still would have been perhaps available, but it would have been seen as noise coming at you in multiple formats”, he says. “Libya Crisis Map has done an extraordinary job to aggregate all of this information.”

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Jeffrey Deitch, Profiled / ‘Art in the Streets’ in Pictures http://blog.artspace.com/?p=309 via @Artspace
And check out the Hyperbeast blog for the latest:

http://hypebeast.com/2011/04/moca-art-in-the-streets-recap/

the exhibition will travel to NYC at the Brooklyn Museum: March 30-July 8, 2012.
#Art, #Urban

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A Cube With a Clever Layout: http://nyti.ms/orKm1v Nice! though I wish the NYTimes style section would concentrated their pics more on true details of space, rather than closeups of nick-knacks. #design #architecture

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@VentureBeat: Apple patents suggest the company plans to put tiny projectors into iPhones, iPads and Macbooks. #Tech #Design #Apple

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Why oh why did i just add myself to the http://t.co/dSAwvDr twitter directory: #design #architecture #geopolitics #geospatial #green #tech

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Get your freshly coded Twitter Dashboard here. “One Page Twitter Dashboard” from #TwitSprout. http://t.co/Gbcst9m via @TwitSprout #Social

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Twitter Is Removing Your @Mentions Folder. How To Get It Back. – AllTwitter http://t.co/wzAORYp via @alltwtr #Social #twitter

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Social Media shut down at Bay Area Rapid Transit (bart) stations to avert protest. http://t.co/cdKfQDv #socialmedia #urban #protest

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Urban mappings: Poverty & Riots: http://t.co/r6ZLWZW via @GOOD #Urban #Design #Google #mapping #Urbandesign #Geospatial

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A New Social Network is Born…Exclusive: Twitpic founder launches Twitter competitor Heello http://t.co/Uo1oTd5 via @venturebeat #Tech

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Changing the way people think about garbage: TerraCycle Makes Design Out of Rubbish: http://t.co/XRRRXx5 #Green #Design #Urban

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Welcome to the *belly-of-the-blog”. Feel free to post, comment, link, and collaborate.

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Looking forward to documenting the Droog event. http://lnkd.in/TC7dnB @droogamsterdam

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