Monday, October 17, 2005

Busy busy busy

Catching up with all the work from MetaMusic and trying to balance some work on my PhD has been tricky so I'm afraid one of the casualities was my blogging but I'm trying to place everything so here's a few tidbits for today.

The Bioneers conference had quite a few interesting presentations and one of these regarded the greening of urban spaces which is covered by Worldchanging. They've also got a nice article on the integration of online data resources with online mapping with a good example being Placeopedia combining Google Maps and Wiki's (review here). It slightly diverges from the concept of Location-Based Wiki's (for more see Russel Buckley's Manifesto for taking Wiki's into the real physical world). The idea is the combination of urban informatics with tagging and images all linked thru the location based services.

On the lighter side of humour - "How many members of the Bush Administration does it take to screw in a light bulb?" - Answer

Speaking of which I wasn't sure if this was a joke or not but it is actually true, so MI6 have actually setup their own website and now all James Bond wannabes can see the details and opportunites provided in the secret service!

Two from down under with explainations on Howard's new policies on terrorists and on labour unions and related industrial relations .

From the UK we have a report on the need for individual voter registration from the UK Electoral Commission. And we have the Open Rights Group which aims to be the UK version of the EFF (see also their campaign for blogger rights) for dealing with and campaign on digital rights issues.


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