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Open Source Projects out there – an index: Radio, Press, Crowd-Sourcing, Maps

This is the index to open source crowd mapping sites and projects all over Planet Earth. Many use Twitter filtering, some not. Nothing here about the [doubtless] harvesting of this data by intelligence and security sources other than maybe, a pithy comment or two. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.Please send suggestions at the comment pane bottom of this post.

Russ Imrie November 22 2012

Washington DC

Media, Film, Radio, Press:

  1. Sourcefabricposts on media/open source projects around this planet. http://us2.campaign-archive2.com/?u=6b1ad01fc31dc6604968e6439&id=3736aa77f0&e=88da1198a5
  2. Newscoop and Sourcefabric – Open source CMS tool for journalism, media  and newspapers anywhere – used in Africa, Asia, Guatemala among many more http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/newscoop/features/

Crowd Sourcing that big and small data, maps:

  1. Ushahidi – mapping and link to Crowdmap http://www.ushahidi.com/ check out “Women Under Siege” in Crowdmap – crowd-sourced data from Syria‘s civil war
  2. iRevolution“all power to the data!” Patrick Meier’s news on all things crowd-mapped http://irevolution.net/
  3. Umbraphile2006B (Classic Mac) and 2009A (OSX) Eclipse viewing software for Macintosh Computers http://nicmosis.as.arizona.edu:8000/ECLIPSE_WEB/UMBRAPHILE/UMBRAPHILE.html  Solar Eclipse

Dazzling social/crowdsourced stuff:

    1. SGI live “pulse” – Tweets curated and output as Hurricane Sandy marched across the East Coast of the US SGI_Pulse_Twitter_Sandy http://www.sgi.com/ And from HPC Wire http://www.hpcwire.com/hpcwire/2012-11-22/sgi_supercomputer_takestwitter_s_pulse.html on SGI’s pulse Twitter visualizations
distant US Capitol dome

U.S. Capitol SOTU eve, 2011 – photo Russ Imrie

Russell Imrie is a  Networking and Content Specialist, webmaster and an American Indian blogger living in the Washington DC area.

Copyright © forever and 2012 by Russell Imrie

Moore, not less in the future as tech rends old fiefs (like My Nation-state) moot

 

Ben Hammersley speaking at Brookings - photo Russ Imrie

Ben Hammersleyspeaking at Brookings – photo Russ Imrie

I attended a Brookings Institution event recently featuring the renowned Ben Hammersley (Wired Magazine Editor-at-Large) to see what the future has in store.

“Adding Fuel to the Wi-Fire: What is the Nexus between Social Media, Emerging Technogies, and Digital Radicalization?”

Moore’s law is making things more difficult to control, at least for the status quoifate of assumptions.
Barclay’s Bank fiasco could not have been done by Iran—l ocal muck-up—but if so, it would have been war
Nation-state is changing, local government, activities empowered overt national parliament
“why aren’t we sending ambassadors to Walmart, Facebook?” – they have the ppl, the money, a “national”—no international identity
viruses and malware must be treated as great public health issues as smallpox and malaria
important group forming now empowered around myriad social issues state once addressed satisfactorily by the immutable social ecosystem of government, nation-states, religion, and philosophy, but in a quantum shift the “satisfactory” itself has mutated (and is now infinitely mutable) under the gamma radiation of natural-language trend searches, the Phased Twitter Ray and equatorial Ushahidi storms. New systems of cooperation, curation, and critique are being birthed that carry the DNA of global consciousness in anyone with an Internet connection, computer, or smartphone.
Why is this upsetting, or unacceptable, to millions? And now to that crux: the agnosticism toward the older social systems that connectivity and technology is activating. For it must be something inherent in humans and activated by, not created by, technology. So de facto is the global world.

distant US Capitol dome

U.S. Capitol SOTU eve, 2011 – photo Russ Imrie

Russell Imrie is a content producer, webmaster and an American Indian blogger living in the Washington DC area.
Copyright © forever and 2012 by Russell Imrie