[ARENA] Walking the Streets: creating open source maps for Guimarães

Ricardo Lobo ricardolobo audienciazero.org
Quarta-Feira, 25 de Abril de 2012 - 23:55:00 WEST

*Walking the Streets*
Creating Open Source Maps for Guimarães

This is the first in a series of two workshops, which will focus on 
mapping. There are two types of mapping, with different technological 
and infrastructural requirements, which can each be explored and evolved 
in workshops before being put into practice in the city.

The first workshop ‘Walking the Streets’ will consist of a talk about 
maps and mapping, with particular emphasis on open and collaborative 
mapping. We'll look at what maps are for, how they're made, and how to 
"read" them, in the sense of understanding their intentions as well as 
the bare facts that they communicate. And then we'll go out on the 
streets of Guimarães to make our own maps, contributing to OpenStreetMap 
<http://www.openstreetmap.org/> where possible, but also looking at 
other ways to map the city, through emotions, experiences and personal 
histories. Afterwards, these maps will be collated and presented online.

*James Bridle*

James Bridle is a writer, publisher and technologist based in London, 
UK. James is a partner at the Really Interesting Group, a design 
partnership based in East London, and also creates his own projects, 
such as A Ship Adrift, commissioned by Artangel for their A Room for 
London project. He writes for publications including Wired, ICON and The 
Observer, where he publishes a regular column. Many of his texts are 
online at his own site, Booktwo.org. James is a regular speaker at 
technology and design conferences, such as South by South West in 
Austin, dConstruct in Brighton, and Lift in Geneva.


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