Project Overview and Significance The purpose of NYC Pulse Map is to provide city dwellers a tool to track their everyday commute and ‘interactions’ with the City and its residents with regards to their heartbeat and environmental data such as temperature, humidity, noise and brightness. This information could be used on 2 different levels: Quantified […]Read more "“NYC Pulse Map” – Final Report"
Last class we had an opportunity to listen to fascinating, hands-on experience based lecture from Brian Langel, CTO of Dash. Dash is a start-up that aspiring to create a mobile app that could potentially make driving more effective, cost efficient and eco-friendly. Their idea is to apply well known solutions of ‘quantified self’ about measuring […]Read more "QSAT Session 8 – Vehicle Analytics"
As the course of Quantified Self about Towns evolves, our projects take shape. Together with Michael Weber and Tong Jian we are creating a sensor that will allow us to to create prototype of “NYC Anxiety Map”. Why we think it is important? Background On the turn of the century we have witnessed one of […]Read more "QSAT, Session 6 + Mid-Term"
In this session we had a topic of transportation. Our guest was Jennifer Sta. Ines from NYC Department of Transportation and responsible for Bike Sharing System. The presentation was about operations of CitiBike. It was lucky coincidence, because for the purpose of Urban Science Intensive class, our group is focus on CitiBike. It was a […]Read more "QSAT 4 – Sensors in transportation"
In today’s class our guest lecture was given by Lela Prashad, a specialist in geo-spatial analysis, especially multi-spectral remote sensing, associated with NiJeL.org and MIT thesis project, OpenIR. Lela explained to us how the multispectral information are gathered by satellites, cleaned and presented as images. She pointed out some interesting and useful tips of how […]Read more "QSAT, Session 3 – Remote-sensing imagery"
The second meeting of the Quantified Self About Towns begun with a guest lecture from news application developer Al Shaw from ProPublica – the independent newsroom serving public interest. The topic he prepared, called ‘Loosing ground‘ was about ‘sinking’ Louisiana due to Mississippi regulations and oil industry. The news application is a powerful tool that […]Read more "QST, Session 2 – Data-Journalism"
I really look forward to more exciting weeks during the Spring 2015 semester at NYU. As part of our CUSP curriculum we were able to select our classes from plethora of courses offered by different NYU schools. One of my choices is Quantified Self about Towns at NYU TISCH which is part of ITP program. […]Read more "QST, Session 1 – Introduction"