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Cyborg Camp: The Civic Web Will Help You Find Cats, Among Other Things




We've written a bit about Max Ogden and his Portland API project over the past couple months, so we won't go on about it too much more here. But Ogden spoke this past week at    More
 
Monday, October 4, 2010 by Ron Knox

Cyborg Camp: Actual Sort Of Cyborg Stuff For Us All



David Molnar can read emails in his glasses. When a new note pops in his inbox, a voice speaks the subject line in his ear. He also has these other glasses that have a little camera in the middle that records, digitally, everything you see.

This pas...   More
 
Monday, October 4, 2010 by Ron Knox

App Dancing

Portland’s Civic Apps project hits some bumps.


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Max Ogden doesn’t remember exactly how he heard about Civic Apps—maybe it was through Twitter or something?—but he remembers his first thought when he saw what was being offered: Wha ...   More
 
Wednesday, August 11, 2010 Ron Knox

Local Designer To Build Balloons To Help Document Gulf Oil Spill



The flood of oil rushing from the Deepwater Horizon spill has, by all accounts, turned the Gulf of Mexico into an environmental disaster area, with miles of ocean and shoreline rendered uninhabitable. But when it comes time to quantify that damage—to actually ...   More
 
Friday, June 25, 2010 by Ron Knox

Oil Gig

One Oregon company is making money from the Gulf spill.


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For years, the infrared cameras made by Oregon-based manufacturer FLIR Systems have been, in many cases, tools of war. The Wilsonville company’s night-vision equipment has been deployed in hot ...   More
 
Wednesday, June 23, 2010 Ron Knox

Open Source Bridge: Geoloqi Will Let Everyone Know Where You Are—If You Want...




[We asked local tech and culture writer Ron Knox to check out Portland's Open Source Bridge, "the conference for open source citizens" this week. Here's his latest blo...   More
 
Thursday, June 3, 2010 by Ron Knox

Open Source Bridge: Community Builders Can Learn From Open Source Folks—Vice Versa




[We asked local tech and culture writer Ron Knox to check out Portland's Open Source Bridge, "the conference for open source citizens" this week. Here's his latest b...   More
 
Wednesday, June 2, 2010 by Ron Knox

Battles

A breakdance show turns local b-boy culture on its head to get dancers paid.


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John Molina’s résumé sparkles. Over his career as a breakdancer—a b-boy, according to scene parlance—he’s won about everything a West Coast kid could hope to. He ...   More
 
Wednesday, March 24, 2010 Ron Knox
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