Greg Dorsainville

Living the Science Life

Category / Social Activism using Mobile Technology

December 4, 2011

[ITP2800] Big data from NYC

I was excited for our assignment on government data because my Techcrumbs final looks to use large datasets to really mature. I first looked through the cavernous datasets of data.gov primarily in the world of commerce/exports. It was an ordeal, not because the government has done a bad job in serving this data up using …

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November 5, 2011

[ITP2800] TechCrumbs documentation

Check out the demo here: Techcrumbs.org Problem: This past weekend, the UN reported the 7 billionth person was born on earth. In about 200 years, we went from having 1 billion people on our planet to 7 billion. You might think that space is a problem, but you would be wrong. We have plenty of …

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October 12, 2011

[ITP2800] Using Google My tracks

Create, publish and socialize your own geo map using GPS functionality on device I have been using google’s my tracks on my android phone and it has been challenging. It has many settings, including how often it alerts you of your travels, and how often it will ask where you are. It is not always accurate …

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October 5, 2011

[ITP2800] Occupy Wall Street + Tor for mobile devices

Document a contentious public event with a mobile device I went down to occupy wall street, and documented some of the goings on there. I avoided videotaping the police, and wanted to focus on the interesting people there and the events. I was able to ask a friend why they came down that evening. I …

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September 24, 2011

[ITP2800] Assignment 2: RPSPalestine

Assignment: Design a mobile texting campaign – shortcodes, keywords, send/resp functions. Implement campaign using TextMarks, Txtify or Twitter   I had no idea that SMS texting could be so powerful. Using services like textmarks, you can have phone numbers subscribe to your shortcode for broadcast of data and news. You can have text messages ping web applications …

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September 24, 2011

[ITP2800] Assignment 1: PixelRights

This fall, i am taking Social Activism using Mobile Technology and for one of my first assignments is “to design (pencil, wireframe or working app!) a Cause-based mobile app, promoting a cause of your choice or invention”. Pixelrights will be a tool to battle NYPD’s policies of stop and frisk. It can also be a way to …

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