Category Archives: networks

Links from SneakerCon at the Brown Institute

I attended SneakerCon at the Brown Institute for Media Innovation the past two days. The conference was about examining systems of information exchange that bypass the internet. Much of the discussion was about the use of offline networks in the … Continue reading

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Hansel & Gretel at the Park Ave. Armory

Hansel & Gretel, a meditation on surveillance by Ai Weiwei and Herzog & De Meuron, is running at the Park Ave. Armory through August 6. I hold these artists in high regard, and was eager to see this work. The … Continue reading

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Ada Day 2014

Happy Ada Lovelace Day. It’s one of my favorite celebrations of the year, a day to celebrate the contribution of women in science, technology, engineering, and math. It’s a good day to say thanks to the many women who’ve guided and … Continue reading

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What My Browser Looks Like After Sketching in Hardware 2014

The Sketching in Hardware 2014 conference just ended, and before I leave Berlin, I want to get some notes down from the conference. Most of my notes consist of stuff I saved in browser tabs from people’s talks. This is … Continue reading

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Notes on CES 2014

Last week I went to the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, mostly to see interesting connected devices. What follows is a summary of some of the highlights, for me. If you’re in the motion tracker business, you’re in trouble. … Continue reading

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Traceroute Fun

The students in my Understanding Networks class had a short assignment this past week, to run a couple dozen traceroutes, and do visualizations with the results.  A few interesting points came out of it. Alejandro Kaufmann did traces mostly on … Continue reading

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Idle speculation on the shan zhai and open fabrication

Strategy & Business magazine has an interesting article on the shan zhai manufacturers in China at the moment. It’s the first business press article I’ve seen in the US that takes a relatively balanced approach to reporting on them.  It’s … Continue reading

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Monkey Tracking adventures (the complete story)

A few people asked for the story of my visit to Tony Di Fiore’s research site in chronological order.  Here are all the posts in order: Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 part 5 part 6 part 7 … Continue reading

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Monkey Tracking Adventures (coda)

I’m home now, after a couple days of traveling back from Tiputini.  The trip home was calm, but not without a few interesting moments. The trip home was basically a repeat of the trip downriver, but with a lot more … Continue reading

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Monkey Tracking Adventures (part 10)

18 Jan 2009 Fourth day no big generator. The morning is overcast, and a bit muggy. Summarizing my project notes from the whole trip so far: Notes on gear use Each researcher carries four main pieces of electronic equipment in … Continue reading

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