Flocklight: highlighting connections in a crowd

For Culture Hack Scotland this year I worked on an idea I came up with that week. I feel I didn’t really do the hack day properly; I ended up working on my own and not using any of the data. But the event was the perfect opportunity to test the idea.

Flocklight pulls all the twitter data for those attending or mentioning an event like a conference, and tries to highlight useful data about the connections between people. The aim is to provide you with information so you make the most of an event. For instance, are others you know going? Do you have something in common with a stranger there who you can go and chat to?

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What I got up to at this weekends Moving Targets hackday; replay social media with ShowShift

What I got up to at this weekends Moving Targets hackday; we wrote a system that replays social media buzz as it happened on demand, so if your watching your favourite TV show later than everyone else you can still see everyone’s comments in context. Continue reading “What I got up to at this weekends Moving Targets hackday; replay social media with ShowShift”

See photos from the other side of the world

Months ago, I was at a hack day in Edinburgh, and a team were working on a idea they called black and white. I ended up doing a version of it as a simple webpage.

It was based on color.com, the photo sharing service that shows you photos that others have taken around you. They thought this was daft – after all you know what’s around you, your already there. What you don’t know is what’s at the other side of the world. They wanted a service were you could take a photo, and you would get one back from the other side of the world. Continue reading “See photos from the other side of the world”