Daniel Belasco Rogers – The Drawing of our Lives
Daniel Belasco Rogers of the artist duo plan b (https://planbperformance.net) will share his daily practice of map-making which he has been doing since 2003, showing some of the artistic outcomes and explaining the open source tools he uses to produce them.
Since 2003 and 2007 the artist duo plan b have recorded everywhere they go with a GPS. They have used this archive to make drawings/maps, performances, videos, sculptural objects and most recently carpets, see https://planbperformance.net/works/knotted-time
Tobias Kauer - Mapping intangibles
Urban space speaks: It speaks of beauty, inequality, culture and love. We can use big crowdsourced/social media data to map the intangible qualities of our cities. Tobias will talk about his work with Machine Learning based urban beautification. We learn, what urban planning practitioners think of fancy visualizations and why bias is still a problem in state of the art technology. Tobias (https://twitter.com/tobi_vierzwo) is a student of urban futures at FH Potsdam, currently visiting the Social Dynamics Team at Nokia Bell Labs in Cambridge, UK. He is an interface designer by training and writes sloppy code to make bold claims about cities (i.e. here: http://facelift.datadissonance.org/)
Sarah Scott - Mapping Fossil Gas: The Bridge Fuel to Nowhere
As political discourse starts to account for the massive problem of human-induced climate change, a hierarchy of fossil fuels has emerged. Coal and oil have been demonized while 'natural gas' is discussed alongside renewable technologies, or presented as a 'bridge' to a truly renewable energy economy. In this talk, I would like to present the maps of existing gas infrastructure alongside proposed projects, many of which threaten the stability of regions surrounding the EU in a bid to reduce Europe's energy dependency on Russia. With these maps, I hope to illustrate the problem of the Great Gas Lock-in (as described by the Corporate European Observatory). Sarah Olimpia Scott is a Brazilian-American engineer and activist based in Berlin, Germany. She currently organizes with Fossil Free Berlin and the Gastivists Network, and her software work can be found on GitHub at @sarahscott.
As always, anyone who is interested in the world of mapping is welcome to attend the meetup, especially beginners! You can RSVP at the meetup page .