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Friday, May 13, 2011

Mapping the Cities of the Mind

Thoughts about how network connections create cities of the mind.  Via Stan Dyck.  Looking at an enterprise project that could feed from this concept as well. Physical cities like  physical organizations with responsibilities.

" ... In December, the now-infamous map of Facebook friendships revealed an uncanny cartography of the world depicted purely through social relationships data. Now, a project by Christian Marc Schmidt and Liangjie Xia is taking the concept ambitiously further: Invisible Cities is a transmedia mapping project, displaying geocoded activity from social networks like Twitter and Flickr within the context of an actual urban map — a visceral, literal embodiment of something VURB‘s Ben Cerveny has called “the city as a platform,” the idea that cities are informational media and living computational systems for urban society..... "

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