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Paulistas (people from São Paulo) resolve not knowing which bus to take by asking other passengers or bus drivers which is the best connection. But, obviously, this information is not necessarily accurate, if not always available. What's more, for foreigners with a limited (or no) Portuguese vocabulary, this is not an option. The design gap I identified was the lack of public transport information at the bus stops in São Paulo. The bus company operating the bus network, SPTrans, provides both a real time API with public transport information and a static collection of GTFS data. GTFS is a Google-driven standard for public transport information. SPTrans apparently dragged its heels for a long time in making their public transport information publicly available, but more recently provided, first only Google with, GTFS data as well as making the API available to developers. Amongst others, this has resulted in several mobile applications that rely on this data, in part developed during a hackathon at the start of this year. These apps, Cadê o ônibus is one of them, as well as Google Maps, are the only real way to get routing information for the city of São Paulo. SPTrans also provides this information in a searchable form online, but their interface is quite opaque and only available in Portugues. The apps provide real-time information based on the API. For my project, I wanted to use the API to dynamically generate information panels for each bus stop, showing: + A map of the area, showing nearby bus stops. + A map of the city, with an overlay of the metro and train network in São Paulo. + A list of the most important (tourist) destinations in the city, and how to get there by public transport. + A list of all the bus lines stopping at the current bus stop, including all their past and future stops and frequency, with, for each of these stops, the list of busses to which a traveler could transfer. The above information could be printed, whenever needed. Imagining the possibility of dynamic displays, drawing directly from the API, this could be extended with: + Arrival times and locations of upcoming busses. So, I set out to create this, only to find that the SPTrans API was providing both incorrect and incomplete information. For example, the location of currently running busses was often incorrect or missing. But, more importantly, for many of the bus routes, not all bus stops would be available and, even worse, would not be available in the right order. (To get around the latter, I had the system monitor individual busses, storing their location at regular intervals and, from that information, I had the system infer the correct order of the bus stops on a particular route.) The incorrect and incomplete information provided by the API is the reason the existing mobile apps are not overly reliable for real-time information, meaning that the best source of public transport routing is Google Maps, though, there, as they only rely on the GTFS data, they only provide routing and frequency data, not real-time information. Using the API, I could not create a complete picture of the São Paulo public transport system. I considered combining data from both the GTFS source and the API, effectively recreating the functionality built by Cadê o ônibus, and investigated a number of GTFS tools out there, but eventually decided to put this project on hold. I originally purposely wanted to use the API to create a real-time information source. The GTFS data, by design, needs to be updated regularly to remain relevant, while an application combining both the GTFS and API is the only type of application that could deliver the complete picture I envisioned. It appears it would be possible to build static information displays only from the GTFS data, for one, it's possible to create pretty maps, but I did not fully investigate this. For now, I'm putting this project on hold. 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Because this experience of the urban environment does not rely on the actual physical location, but still results in a meaningful and unique experience, it’s the exact obverse of conventional tourism. The objective for building deriveapp 2.0 is to create a simple but engaging platform that allows users to explore their urban spaces in a care-free and casual way. To take the ideals of the Situationists and the concept of psychogeography and merge it with digital means in order to create a tool that implies an exploration of urban space in a random unplanned manner, as a game. Deriveapp 2.0 is being created to try to nudge those people who are in this repetitive cycle, within their urban environment, to allow the suggestions and subjectivities of others to enter into their urban existences. This ideally builds a new understanding of their urban surroundings, opening up new channels of dialogue between individuals through a device that makes the unpacking of urban space part of a game. Task cards that are dealt are created with the intention of heightening the experience of the city for the user, by calling them out to search for specific architectural, urban or social points of interest. Additionally, allowing each user to add their own tasks and therefore their own subjective reality, allows users of the application to see their urban spaces in a different light. The result of using deriveapp 2.0 is an assisted random walk through an urban environment, a dérive. My app and the derivator website merged into the new derive website. Already, the alpha version of deriveapp 2.0 improves over apps I compared earlier: + Individual derives are registered and stored for later perusal. + Individual GeoRSS feeds are created for each derive, meaning that the results can easily be exported. + A clever algorithm decreases the likelihood of the same card being drawn in close succession. + Individual relative likelihoods can be set per card. + The user can choose from a range of decks and mix multiple decks together. + A clever algorithm chooses unique background colors for cards that don't have an image associated with them. + When cards are not stored with the location they were drawn at, interpolation later approximates their location. + Photos uploaded to Flickr and matching an individual derive are shown on a map, with the cards drawn for that derive. But, there is still a lot to improve. Over the next few weeks, amongst other things, we will: + Consolidate the deriveapp website with the alpha version of deriveapp 2.0 into one web-based location. + Move existing (non-app) content into a CMS. + Expand personalized functionalities of the app through Facebook authentication. + Create a design for deriveapp 2.0 that's more in line with the original deriveapp. + Facilitate language independence. + Allow for users to submit their own decks and cards. An award winner In early 2013, deriveapp 2.0 won the World Summit Award 2012 in the m-Tourism & Culture, representing Uganda. A day to remember On January 19, 2013, Dérive app hosted the first Dérive Day. Going mobile In January 2017, Dérive app became available as a downloadable mobile app for both Android and iOS. Hosted dérives In August 2017, just in time for Dérive Day 2017, we added 'hosted dérives', where all participants, wherever they are in the world, get presented with the same task cards, at the same time. 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Anyone can add events to the group which will then automatically show up on LusakaLive.com. + Latest news comes in through Google news. + Latest development news comes in through inZIM.com. + Tweets from the Lusaka area are, obviously, from Twitter. + The commenting system comes from Disqus. + The design is based on the design of OVCsupport.net, which was based on a design from styleshout. + The PHP Twitter class used for displaying tweets was authored by David Billingham, Aaron Brazell and Keith Casey. + RSS feeds are read using MagpieRSS. Taken offline in June 2010. The code might show up elsewhere though. 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A QR code is a two dimensional bar code. With a small bit of software installed on a cell phone which has a camera and internet access, taking a picture of the QR code will direct the user to a web page with information about the location. You can read more about J-walk on the blog. J-walk will be on show at the Johannesburg Art Fair Special Project - Art for Online Spaces. It's also listed on a website focused on internet art in the global south (as is Soweto uprisings . com by the way). J-walk was dreamt up by myself, and Ismail Farouk. Update (6 Apr 2015): Discontinued.  Update (18 Apr 2010)Delft is now also on j-walk. Next time I'm in town, I'll guerilla market some 2D barcodes around the city. The j-walk for Delft also replaces the city tour for Delft I created in 2004. Update (16 Aug 2009): You can now use your cellphone to get a guided tour of Chiang Mai, in the north of Thailand. Of course, a web interface is also provided. 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At Soweto uprisings . com you can find information on the routes taken by the protesters and a lot more information besides. The website is a mash-up of Google Maps, Flickr, Google Blogsearch, Wikipedia, GeoURL and then some. Soweto uprisings . com is a collaboration between myself and Ismail Farouk, who has collected all related information over a three month period. The website won the 2007 Highway Africa new media award. 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Photomarathons in South Africa After moving to South Africa, in 2007, I found sponsors at The Bag Factory specifically to organize Africa's first photomarathon, the PhotographySA.com photomarathon 2007 :: Johannesburg, which was held on February 24th. The photomarathon ran for 12 hours, starting at 8am. Later in the same year, through additional sponsorhip deals, I managed to organize the Pretoria photomarathon on September 8th. A spectacular addition to this event was the video category: participants got to shoot video shorts, one minute max, of the 12 themes, a world first. It took until 2014 for the third South African photomarathon to take place, again in Johannesburg. Photomarathon.eu was used as the platform for submissions management. 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The reason why it has taken me so long to put these texts on-line, I think, is because by making them accessible, I also have to admit to myself that it is time to move on, which I haven't been fully sure of until recently. Update (February 2011): The website with the letters was converted to a downloadable PDF and moved to Scribd. 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Also check out my blog listing the world's photomarathons. [iOrder] => 4 [iActive] => 1 [tType] => article [tTemplateName] => thumbnailed [iFeatured] => 0 [iPrimary] => 1 ) ) [flickrTag] => bf:blogitem=1294 ) ) ) Keyword: independent projects :: BabakFakhamzadeh.com