"The Internet!" he laughs. "For a while computers were very liberating, but now the big problem with computers, apart from the fact that they keep going wrong, is that you've got so many distractions -- email, looking at downloads. Once all you could do was make music but now you really have to be disciplined..."
Richard D. James in The Wire issue 237, November 2003.
Hallo, I am Martin Dittus, @dekstop on Twitter.
Projects, talks, papers, publications.
- Panel: Politics of Making (forthcoming)
At the V&A on Sunday 7 July 2013, as part of the Elephant & Castle Mini Maker Faire in London.
- Panel: Digital Technologies and Knowledge Production (forthcoming)
At the White Building on Sunday 30 June 2013, as part of Public Assembly in London, an event celebrating creative education that is 'free as air and water'.
- Talk: Creative Community Spaces. About the London Hackspace, the Electromagnetic Field camping festival, and the Hack the Barbican community event as community-created spaces.
At Bartlett Nexus 6: Uncharted in May 2013. (Slides, video.)
- Talk: Communal Sensor Networks, A review of global DIY environmental monitoring activities.
At EMF 2012 in August 2012. (Slides forthcoming, unfortunately there is no video available.)
- Dissertation: The Cosm Sensor Data Set, Data Integration of a Sensor Commons. The first assessment of a large volume of volunteer sensor data published on Cosm, an online platform for sensor data enthusiasts. This is highly heterogenous, geo-referenced, and tagged time series data, encompassing a large variety of observed phenomena, and its existence reveals a new potential to capture many of the earths's urban and environmental systems at unprecedented levels of detail.
At the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis at UCL in August 2012. (PDF)
- Paper: Collective Sensor Networks - Structures, Outcomes, Promises and Shortcomings.
At the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis at UCL in March 2012. (PDF)
- Project: Last.fm Heatmap Calendars, a series of visualisations of the individual music listening activity of selected Last.fm users. In total it encompasses 8.7 million scrobbles across ~180 graphs.
In September 2011. (Blog post, project page.)
- Project: Music Feeds - Pop Culture Snippets, Opinionated Commentary, and Lots and Lots of Noise.
In July 2009. (Blog post, I've since taken the project offline.)
- Project: Pool Radio: An Aggregator of Mediators.
In May 2008. (Blog post, project page.)
You can find slides of select previous talks at talks.dekstop.de, and further data visualisation work at datavis.dekstop.de.