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Where Does Major American Art Come From? Mapping the Whitney Biennial.
July 5, 2019 | The New York Times | SCOTT REINHARD, DEREK WATKINS, ALICIA DeSANTIS, RUMSEY TAYLOR, and SIDDHARTHA MITTER.

The first Whitney Annual in 1932 was transgressive.....In 1973, the exhibition became a Biennial, and its history is the history of American modern and contemporary art. Or, at least one version of that history: one centered in New York City, one heavily white and male. That is no longer the case. This year, a majority of the show’s artists are women, and they are racially and ethnically diverse. New York, however, remains home to nearly half of them.

Until 1975, the exhibition catalogs listed the addresses of the artists who were included each year. Mapping these locations tells a story of influence and power — but also one of friendships and creative communities, of housing prices and economic change, of landscape and light. Here are some of its facets.
art  artists  bohemians  Chicago  contemporary_art  creative_class  creative_types  diversity  gentrification  geographic_concentration  Greenwich_Village  location  Los_Angeles  Manhattan  mapping  museums  New_York_City  overlay_networks  prestige  proximity  SoHo  transgressiveness  white_men 
july 2019 by jerryking
Smile, you're on WiFi
January 31, 2014
That cellphone in your pocket is emitting a constant stream of information - and retailers are starting to listen in

Ivor Tossell

Mexia, a Winnipeg-based "location analytics" company that's one of a new crop of firms that are supplying retailers with technology that listens in to smartphone signals. Mexia installs Bluetooth and WiFi receivers in specific zones around a store. By measuring the occurrence and relative strength of your phone's passive, unwittingly sent signals, it can tell whether customers are lingering longer in the housewares department, the kitchen aisle or near the checkout. The company says it has deployed sensors in between 80 and 100 stores so far; it also does malls and airports. "We report on a multitude of things, from the traditional traffic count to the time spent in the store," says Glenn Tinley, Mexia's founder and president. "It gets pretty interesting, to say the least."
wi-fi  Bluetooth  mobile_phones  location  location_based_services  tracking  Mexia  Turnstyle  customer_loyalty  shopping_experience  privacy  analytics  confidentiality 
february 2014 by jerryking
Advertisers zeroing in on where, as well as who, you are
Apr. 04 2013 | The Globe and Mail | Susan Krashinsky.

The typical response rate for one of these campaigns is about 1 per cent. The location-specific campaign increased that by 400 per cent on average.

“There’s been a wholesale change in the amount …of data available and the tools available to actually understand it. It’s turning that data into knowledge that is the biggest task,” Mr. Okrucky said.

In an age where we transmit data from devices in our pockets many times a day, using information such as postal code profiles, housing statistics, and demographics by district may seem like an old-fashioned marketing tactic. And it is. But the processing of that information is changing rapidly: the ability to sort through massive data sets, to cross-reference them, and create detailed targets, has accelerated.

“It really gets to the cloud computing capability. We do programs with all these data sets very quickly. And some of the data sets can be absolutely massive,” said Phil Kaszuba, vice-president and general manager at DMTI.
Susan_Krashinsky  location  location_based_services  personalization  target_marketing  CDC  flu_outbreaks  massive_data_sets  advertising  data  databases  online_behaviour  behavioural_targeting  Aimia  LBMA  DMTI  specificity  response_rates  cloud_computing 
april 2013 by jerryking
Drilling Down: Small Businesses and Location-Based Marketing - NYTimes.com
April 16, 2012| NYT | By GENE MARKS....A location-based network is a social media platform that allows you to share your location with your friends and the public in a variety of ways. Facebook and Twitter allow you to share your location associated with a status or a tweet, while a more heavily location-focused platform like Foursquare or Scvngr allows users to perform a few different tasks with their location, like earn rewards for check-ins or leave tips about their location...Think about using these marketing tools on a more basic level, as a tool for companies focusing on people to people...Foursquare and other networks are slowly working their way toward monetizing their platforms for merchants. When partners, like American Express for instance, offer deals through Foursquare for users to take advantage of, Foursquare grabs a cut.
running_a_business  small_business  Foursquare  Scvngr  location_based_services  location  Instagram 
april 2012 by jerryking
FBI's 'Stingray' Cellphone Tracker Stirs a Fight Over Search Warrants, Fourth Amendment - WSJ.com
Sept. 22, 2011 WS By JENNIFER VALENTINO-DEVRIES. Stingrays are
designed to locate a mobile phone even when it's not being used to make
a call. The FBI considers the devices to be so critical that it has a
policy of deleting the data gathered in their use, mainly to keep
suspects in the dark about their capabilities, an FBI official told The
Wall Street Journal in response to inquiries.
FBI  surveillance  mobile_phones  location  privacy 
september 2011 by jerryking
Men like dogs: Technology is allowing us to act more like our canine friends
May 6, 2011 | The Economist |by Schumpeter.

David Crow presentation from a few years ago on smart glasses--augmented reality.

Dogs, they say,
think in maps informed with their smell. They sniff &re-sniff a
location to find out what has been there & they sniff the air to
tell the future: to discover what will be here or where they'll go next.
Thus, dogs have a different sense of 'now'. Unlike our eyes, which take
in what is visible & apparent at this moment, their noses can sense
the past — who & what was here & what’s decaying underneath —
& the future of a place — what’s coming, just upwind. Dogs are
microprocessors & their noses feed their data bases. It strikes me
that the web— particularly the mobile web— is building a dog’s map of
the world. Via Foursquare, Facebook, Google, Twitter, Maps, Layar,
Goggles, etc.,we can look at a place & see who & what was here
before, what happened here, what people think of this place.Every place
will tell a story it could not before, without a nose to find the data
about it and a data base to store it and a mind to process it.
dogs  technology  Foursquare  Twitter  location  overlay_networks  location_based_services  smell  mapping  augmented_reality  metaphysical  sense-making  storytelling  wayfinding 
may 2011 by jerryking
Don't Try This at Home
SEPT. / OCT. 2010 | Foreign Policy | BY MARGARET O'MARA. I've
met with officials from Bangalore, Barcelona, Chennai, Dublin, Fukuoka,
Helsinki, Shenzhen, Stockholm, and many American cities as well. They
all want to know the same thing: How did the Valley do it? And how can
we duplicate its success? Unfortunately, there are a lot of wrong ways
to go about building the next Silicon Valley...Yet I still have a hard
time convincing the never-ending delegations of urban planners of the
importance of the other, broader things government can do, like
liberalizing immigration rules and creating an environment full of
educational opportunities and start-up capital for untested young
entrepreneurs. This simply doesn't resonate for many of the would-be
silicon cities being constructed by the Russias and Chinas of the world;
with their long histories of centralized control, they are still
convinced they can order up success.
cities  public_policy  location  innovation  top-down  centralized_control  Russia  China  urban_planning  Silicon_Valley 
september 2010 by jerryking
'Here I Am!' GPS Location Apps Have Limited Appeal
January 31, 2010, | BusinessWeek | By Aaron Ricadela. 'Here I
Am!' GPS Location Apps Have Limited Appeal
Online services that send updates on a person's location are all the
rage in Silicon Valley, but they have far to go before they'll be
adopted elsewhere
location_based_services  smartphones  online  SaaS  mobile_phones  mobile  Yemen  location  Foursquare 
february 2010 by jerryking
Tracking deliveries of all kinds is on everyone's radar -
7/31/2009 | USATODAY.com | by Bruce Horovitz. " "Data is
money," says Patricia Martin, author of Renaissance Generation: The Rise
of the Cultural Consumer and What It Means to Your Business. "The more
information you have, the more interesting you are.""
traceability  tracking  Fedex  UPS  location  data  data_driven  analytics  logistics  couriers  package_delivery 
september 2009 by jerryking
Is It Smart to Choose a Location That Another Business Quit? - WSJ.com
MAY 11, 2009 | Wall Street Journal | by ROB JOHNSON. Is it
smart to venture into a spot that a previous business abandoned—a spot
that may be carrying a bit of baggage?Investigating the reason for the
last tenant’s exit is essential. Among the right questions: Did new
competition play a role? Did customer traffic in the neighborhood
decline, and why? Are there structural or serious maintenance issues in
the space, and if so can they be corrected before a new lease is signed?
Further, does the location have any negative image from the previous
business that could turn off potential customers?
small_business  real_estate  location  foot_traffic  restaurants  questions  site_selection 
may 2009 by jerryking
Start-Up Town —
Friday, October 10, 2008 |The American, A Magazine of Ideas |By Ben Casnocha
start_ups  cities  location  culture 
april 2009 by jerryking
A Memphis Presence Gives Small Firms Logistical Advantage
July 10, 2007 article by Raymund Flandez on how small companies
are setting up a presence in Memphis, Tenn. to be closer to Fedex's
overnight cargo facility.
Fedex  small_business  location_based_services  Raymund_Flandez  package_delivery  location  filetype:pdf  media:document  logistics 
january 2009 by jerryking

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