OpenBag: Jonathan Baldwin and TidePools

We had the pleasure of having Jonathan Baldwin stop in at OpenBag.  Jonathan presented TidePools, a local mesh network and mapping application. He spoke about its test implementation in the Red Hook neighborhood of Brooklyn. TidePools explores how online mapping could be more responsive to local community needs. The thesis is- what would online maps Read more…

OpenBag: Kaja Kuhl Explores Migrant Populations in New Urbania

Kaja Kühl founded youarethecity, a research, design and planning practice that is interested in creating dialogue about the urban environment. youarethecity collaborates with institutions, individuals and non-profit organizations to produce maps, diagrams, writings, designs, websites, events and exhibitions about urban spaces. A major theme is how migrant populations can come and shape their new sociopolitical environment or be totally crushed by Read more…

OpenBag: Jeff Larson Shows Us His Maps

Jeff Larson stopped by OpenBag to show some of his current data visualization work at ProPrublica. While at the The Nation, he coordinated the magazine’s editorial and business activities on the web during the 2009 political season.  He’s continued the same strain of work at ProPublica but widening his focus on other polictial issues:  mapping, politics, the mapping Read more…

You can lead people to water, but can you make them think about it? OpenBag, Lee Altman

Lee Altman’s work explores the connection of citizens in urban environments to their water and sewer systems. And it highlights the disconnect. Because people in general just don’t think about where their water comes from and then where it goes.  Lee’s work explores ways to foster engagement between people, the ecosystem and their water.  Lee took the reins at Read more…

OpenBag: Vizzuality

Vizzuality, the Madrid-based geo-spatial mapping company, has been co-habitating in OpenPlans’ office since June and we’ve had the chance to get to know them well. Javier de la Torres, Lead Developer and Co-founder stepped up at OpenBag this week.  While his face is familiar around these parts, Vizzuality work wasn’t; like finding out that your best Read more…