Fonte: Postscapes, por Mark Rolston
The modern city is becoming a pointer system, the new URL, for tomorrow’s hybrid digital–physical environment. Today’s Facebook will be complemented by tomorrow’s Placebook. Explosive innovation and adoption of computing, mobile devices, and rich sources of data are changing the cities in which we live, work, and play. It’s about us, and how computing in the context of our cities is changing how we live. A digital landscape overlays our physical world and is expanding to offer ever-richer experiences that complement, and in emerging cases, replace the physical experience. In the meta–cities of the future, computing isn’t just with us; it surrounds us, and it uses the context of our environment to empower us in more natural, yet powerful ways.
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Without a thriving public sphere the people’s ability to manage public affairs equitably and effectively is impossible. Although new digital networked technologies are only part of this picture, they obviously represent a major source of opportunities — as well as challenges — for those interested in the public sphere.
The Public Sphere Project (PSP) is an initiative that is intended to help promote more effective and equitable public spheres all over the world. With this site we hope to ultimately support a community of researchers and activists and provide a broad framework for a variety of interrelated activities and goals.
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What is the Ushahidi Platform? from Ushahidi on Vimeo.
“Ushahidi is a non-profit tech company that specializes in developing free and open source software for information collection, visualization and interactive mapping.”
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Atualmente existem vários projetos executados no Laboratório Natalnet principalmente nas áreas de Realidade Virtual, Robótica, TV Digital e Interativa, Multimídia e Sistemas de Informação Geográfica.