Simon Weckert: Performance & Installation, 2020

With its Geo Tools, Google has created a platform that allows users and businesses to interact with maps in a novel way. This means that questions relating to power in the discourse of cartography have to be reformulated. But what is the relationship between the art of enabling and techniques of supervision, control and regulation…… Continue reading Simon Weckert: Performance & Installation, 2020

Niantic’s Ingress Game is Poised to Grow After Google

Niantic, a maker of games people play by trekking around their neighborhoods and cities, is bringing in two new investors, the Pokémon Company and Nintendo, after completing its spinoff from Google. Niantic, based in San Francisco, said it raised $20 million from Pokémon, Nintendo and Google, and could receive an additional $10 million if it…… Continue reading Niantic’s Ingress Game is Poised to Grow After Google

Why We Do The Thoughtful Footprints Project!

Partitions may divide countries, but friendships find a way. A touching story about the power of information in improving people’s lives. (Be sure to watch with English subtitles.) A special thank you to all of you, who make this sort of thing possible every day through all of the incredible local knowledge you contribute to…… Continue reading Why We Do The Thoughtful Footprints Project!

MapsTD – Tower defence on Google Maps

MapsTD, or Maps Tower Defence, is a game built on Google Maps. The aim is to protect your home from invading creeps by building towers, which attack the creeps. It is the most successful project Duncan Barclay built from scratch, having had 100,000 unique visitors with 180,000 games loaded within 4 days of launching. Technology…… Continue reading MapsTD – Tower defence on Google Maps