You might have to nudge the view a bit to the West to see the airport Hamburg Finkenwerder beeing extended in this timeframe. The container terminal Altenwerder also did not exist 30 years ago (bottom center). Several piers have been filled up since, e.g. Tollerort in the center and the new HafenCity top right.
The next example is a very sad one. It shows the Aral Sea east of the Caspean Sea, at the border between Kasakhstan and Uzbekistan. Well, in fact the animation shows how the sea drys out and is about to disappear.
Of course, the design and information architecture is work-in-progress. The tags are a mess and need to be cleaned up. On the other hand, many broken links and media files have been fixed already.
In case you’re wondering about the cover image for this blog – it is La Rivière by Aristide Maillol. The sculpture is lying in front of the Hamburg Kunsthalle. /update: As of May-1, 2016 she was moved inside the museum. I am looking forward to visit her new location at the Rotunde of the museum.
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Free Your Data! is an initiative by protonet. The aim is to change the European legislation in a way that everybody can access her personal data that is typically stored behind the corporate firewalls – live and in a machine readable format.
You can support this quest at bit.ly/video-bomb
Disclaimer – I am a crowd investor in protonet
My heart does not belong to all the social media platforms where I can like and fav all the micro media snippets. Why the heck is it so unbelievable complicated to review and retrieve the stuff that I liked? Privacy is a valid point. But it is me. I want to be in control what happens with my clicks. They belong to me, and therefore all the moments when something appealed to me for whatever reason.
Each platform offers a different mechanism to return my favs. Some offer RSS feeds! Some do, but you have to hunt for the feed in view-source. Some offer APInterfaces with or without authentication to access the data. For some pages it is possible to scrape the data with an XPath claw. For others I haven’t figured out yet how to get to the cœur.
Once retrieved and reassembled together, the resulting pages with favs from various platform reveal surprises and beauty that was otherwise hidden between the silos of lost hearts. (I am sorry. I am carried away – listening the third time Keith Jarrett Trio’s Blue Note concert – “I fall in love too easily / The fire within” from 1994)
This is what I get by pulling together the various sources and displaying them in a comprehensive way. The juxtapositions are not intended at all. But at the same time they are not totally random.
The Future of Text Symposium is going to happen again in London on Nov 6, 2014. I was lucky to attend, and I guess I won’t miss FoT14 this year. Frode Hegland has again invited a superbe crowd to share and discuss insights on text and literature and culture. A few impressions from last year_
Here are a few basic principles for communities, based on my own experience both on- and offline:
Each participant should be clear about what he is giving and what he hopes to get. Overall, those desires should mesh, although they may well be different for each individual.
There should be a way of determining who is in the community and who is outside it. Otherwise the community is meaningless.
Community members should feel that they have invested in the community, and that therefore it is tough for them to leave. The ultimate punishment in a strong community is banishment, expulsion, excommunication, excile. … All those words signify the terror of being cast out of the community.
The community’s rules should be clear, and there should be recourse if they are broken.
Communities fail when these principles are not observed: for example [the] dance club where people are screened in or out by the bouncer may or may not be a valid community, depending on how well the bouncer knows the crowd and whether they know one another. On the other hand, a good bartender can create a wonderful community, as illustrated […] by Rick in the movie Casablanca.