Tag Archive: mashup

YouTube – The Machine is Us/ing Us Final Version.

“We have to rethink Everything”


Google Releases API for Cool Visualization of Data Mashups from Many Sources.

This is extremely cool and it reminds me of stuff mentioned on Star Trek. The ability to manage datasets that are huge and apply them to easy to read graphs is a huge boon for research and understanding. Enabling researchers access to tools like this make their lives easier because they dont have to have computer science degrees to make use of data from censuses or anything else, they simply plug in the spreadsheet of the relevant data and viola they have usable data.


“Ubiquity is an experimental Firefox extension that gives you a powerful new way to interact with the Web. Ubiquity commands can do nearly anything. Ubiquity comes with a set of commands that make common Web tasks faster and easier. In this tutorial we’ll teach you how to use some of them. By the end of this tutorial you’ll be able to perform quick Wikipedia, Google, definition, and Yelp searches; add maps to your email; and translate a snippet of a web page, highlight a word, and then email it to a friend.”

The Dark Side of Planet Earth on Vimeo on Vimeo

via The Dark Side of Planet Earth on Vimeo.

I just thought this was a cool mashup example. It goes back to that old Pink Floyd sync coincidence ala Wizard of Oz and Dark Side of the Moon, which works perfectly BTW if you start the album at the MGM second lion roar.  Anyway it makes perfect sense that developers should find ways to allow creatives to use their tools and sites to make new things. We all gain from sharing ideas and tools whether technologically, socially, or mentally. Mashups can gather so much power together in a single tool that can help us see data in a whole new way that has the possibility to create whole new technologies, philosophies, social movements, even efficient government. Currently we are seeing a movement of mashups that utilize government data for use by companies and individuals for research or better allocation of funds in a way that is revolutionary in how we use data to alter our living spaces or social fabric.