Dave Troy: Social maps that reveal a city's intersections — and separations
Dave Troy - Technologist
The co-host of TEDxMidAtlantic, Dave Troy is a serial entrepreneur and a data-viz fan. Full bio
and streets and buildings,
that led to their creation,
the bold vision of an urban designer,
to think about mapping cities
a new kind of map.
between people in my hometown
each dot represents a person,
between those people,
within the network.
down on the far right where the geeks are,
on the far right. (Laughter)
African-American and Latino folks
different things than the geeks are,
we call Smalltimore,
we're living in a very small town.
over and over again,
we're not really exploring
in things like hip-hop music
in the DC/Maryland/Virginia area
the two communities together,
the Baltimore Ravens football team,
is a Baltimore company,
acts as the only bridge
different happening in San Francisco.
the media, politics and news lobe
in Baltimore and other cities,
very predominant group
taking over the top half of the network,
that's so distinct and clear
as Twitter employees,
the gamers and the geeks,
of the hip-hop spectrum.
heard about in San Francisco
concerned about gentrification
that are bringing new wealth
that documented here.
with the geek community that well,
a few weeks ago,
on the ground in San Francisco,
actually try to understand that
gathering data about Rio,
that stood out to me about this city
really kind of mixed up.
that Baltimore or San Francisco is not.
right next to bloggers and writers.
tremendous diversity of people
in different kinds of music.
are represented here.
and stand-up comedy,
around drugs and jokes.
is also represented here.
and the arts and music,
in a very different way,
with our understanding of Rio
musically diverse city.
that we have about cities now,
that we've ever had before.
that we can try to understand
and we could choose not to do it,
is aiming a space telescope at a city
a giant high school cafeteria,
themselves in a seating chart.
the seating chart a little bit.
poor proxy for diversity.
from all different types of races
our development of diversity.
more intractable problems,
about diversity in a new way.
our cities in a new way,
we have that capability,
responsibility to do so.
of streets and buildings,
is the sum of the relationships
document those relationships in a real way
that we'd like to have.
About the speaker:Dave Troy - Technologist
The co-host of TEDxMidAtlantic, Dave Troy is a serial entrepreneur and a data-viz fan.
Why you should listen
Dave Troy is a serial entrepreneur and community activist in Baltimore, Maryland. He is CEO and product architect at 410 Labs, maker of the popular e-mail management tool Mailstrom.co. He has been acknowledged by the founding team at Twitter as the first developer to utilize the Twitter API, with his project “Twittervision,” which was featured in the 2008 MoMA exhibition “Design and the Elastic Mind.” His crowdsourced project Peoplemaps.org uses social network data to map cities. He is also organizer of TEDxMidAtlantic and is passionate about data, cities, and entrepreneurship.
Read his post, "The Math Behind Peoplemaps."
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