Links da Semana

Links da Semana #14


Material Thinking

Um journal interessante, sobre materialismos, materialidades, objetos em geral.

Syrian Refugees in Lebanon Find Lifeline To Loved Ones At Cell Phone Oasis

No one can quite explain why cell phone oases like this one pop up at random intervals along the western edge of the valley, but the locals know all the hot spots — near the Ksara vineyard in Zahle, in a field not far from the town of el Marj, beside a natural spring in Jdita.

Are “Space” And “Place” Interconnected Entities?

What is Space (in Geographical terms)? Is “space” a concept that is interrelated with what urbanists call “place” or is it as Doreen Massey states the sum of all the connections and relations we associate with in our lifetime?

Software takes command – Novo Livro do Lev Manovich.

This new book from the celebrated author of The Language of New Media is the first to offer a rigorous theory of the technology we all use daily – software for media authoring, access, and sharing.

What motivated developers in the 1960s and ‘70s to create the concepts and techniques that now underlie contemporary applications like Photoshop, Illustrator, and Final Cut?

How do these tools shape the visual aesthetics of contemporary media and design? What happens to the idea of a “medium” after previously media-specific tools have been simulated and extended into software?

Sobre os novos atributos das cidades

The data to measure the happiness of a city is already all around us, in the tweets we send on an hourly basis to the profiles we share on Facebook. And increasingly that data is being captured and analysed to gauge the health and happiness of a nation.

Web Mapping

El Departamento de Geografía de la Universidad de Wisconsi-Madison presentó en la Conferencia anual de sociedad cartográfica norteamericana celebrada en Portland entre los días 17 y 19 de octubre una investigación titulada KEEPING PACE with EMERGING web mapping technologies, en la que que se analizaron varias aplicaciones web mapping. El objeto del análisis es responder a preguntas como  ¿qué tecnologías o herramientas utilizar para web mapping?

The Modern Day Jane Jacobs

Jane Jacobs reminded us of the city’s most important element and inspired a generation of urbanists. Through a single photograph, Colville-Andersen has sparked a new movement that is helping to solve the greatest urban challenge of our time.


O governo do Reino Unido projetou um rede de vigilância contra assaltos e ocorrências criminosas em que o cidadão comum contribui notificando situações de risco. É a segurança pública pegando a onda do crowdsourcing.

WL keeps communities safe, helps reduce crime and keeps people informed of what’s going on locally. It’s a shared, secure platform for the public and local authorities to maximise the potential of Neighbourhood Watch, School Watch, Business Watch and dozens of other schemes. OWL sends you the latest local crime alerts and provides management tools for maintaining and expanding watches.