James Bridle is a writer, publisher and technologist based in London, UK. One of James’ passions is mapping. Whether this is for useful stuff or very peculiar stuff, he has probably done it. James has already visited Guimarães in May and ran a low tech workshop (Walking the Streets) at LCD. People mapped the city by using ‘walking papers’ and they have been adding to it ever since. In July James is running a workshop called ‘Walking the Sky’ where participants will create an aerial map of the city by using weather balloons and cameras. See http://grassrootsmapping.org/
for some of the techniques used.
In the presentation James will show some of the findings from the two workshops and talk about mapping principles, what it means for a city to be open and how important it is to have control over this type of data.
The presentation is open to everyone, including those who have been to the workshop during the day. It will start at 19.00 at CAAA and will be an hour. There will be room for questions afterwards (open for everyone, first come first serve).
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