Monthly Archives: December 2009

The Backs of Their Heads

The following was written to fulfill an assignment for Applications of Interactive Technology that asked us to ride the M5 bus its full length from Houston to Harlem. I began the ride uptown in the early stages of sunset. As … Continue reading

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Using UNICEF’s RapidSMS to Build an SMS-based Application

I’ve mentioned Clay Shirky‘s Design For UNICEF class once before: here. The goal of the class is to come up with ways of using the rapidly growing number of cell phones in sub-saharan Africa as a platform for projects that … Continue reading

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Free As In Beer: Cybernetic Science Fictions

For the past year or so, Jem Axelrod and I have been working on a research project focusing on the history of computing. Last month, we presented the first product of that collaboration at the 2009 Pacific Ancient and Modern … Continue reading

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