Allen Barkkume

Carteret, NJ, United States

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Allen Barkkume
Posted almost 2 years ago
Jonas Eliasson: How to solve traffic jams
Researchers from MIT and UC Berkeley tracked traffic in Boston and San Francisco with cell tower and GPS data and analyzed bottlenecks. Their computer analysis suggested a possible strategy for relieving traffic tie-ups: instead of asking all drivers to reduce their driving during commute hours, target those communities whose drivers contribute most to congestion. http://phys.org/news/2012-12-cellphone-gps-strategy-alleviating-traffic.html
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Allen Barkkume
Posted about 2 years ago
Doris Kim Sung: Metal that breathes
Taking the double-wall ventilated facade to a whole new level; and to think, this bi-metal technology has been around for hundreds of years! These kinds of projects really show us how biomimicry and advances in building materials are taking us further, and in a different direction than the sensor-and-central processing model of building systems that are so enthusiastically experimented with currently.
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Allen Barkkume
Posted about 2 years ago
Kent Larson: Brilliant designs to fit more people in every city
Couldn't agree more on the zoning laws; what's more is that they are a low-hanging fruit: they're municipally-regulated (small bureaucracy to get through), and they're so outdated that they seem to not even have legacy forces holding them together. It's possible that with the right approach, city planners/etc. can leverage the community members in re-writing these laws. ..and is it serendipitous that Chicago is mentioned in this thread; Chicago Zoning Reform, 2000-2004, they (the community) rewrote the entire code: http://www.academia.edu/448324/Crowdsourcing_Reform_Community_Participation_and_Land_Use_Regulation_in_New_Jersey
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Allen Barkkume
Posted about 2 years ago
Kent Larson: Brilliant designs to fit more people in every city
Livability, what a great word some background on melbourne, check out: Rob Adams (Melbourne Urban Planner) and his PostCode 3000 and Swanston Street projects, some clever stuff. also see Jan Gehl and his work on Copenhagen's The Stroget (which is quite a fascinating and potentially controversial story about the creation of what is often considered one of the greatest streets in the world)
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Allen Barkkume
Posted about 2 years ago
Shyam Sankar: The rise of human-computer cooperation
this is somewhat related, except that in a way most of the human participants are unaware of their own participation in the process: [SocialBots] "I'm Not A Real Friend But I Play One On The Internet", Tim Hwang, HOPE#9, 2012 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZfQt6FWDi6c