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Cameron Beccario

Software Engineer in Tokyo

Keeping Up with the Wind

PRESENTED ON JUL 30, 2014
IN TOKYO @ VOL 116

After happening upon a website that displayed the United States' wind patterns visually one day, Cameron Beccario set out to do something even grander. Months of research and tinkering later, and after finding numerous sources of up-to-date weather data, he had created Earth: an animated map of global wind and weather. 

"Presentation of the Day" on August 15, 2014. 

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Google Earth Sioux Falls

BY TJ OLSON
IN SIOUX FALLS

TJ Olson uses his presentation to take us on a tour of the development of Sioux Falls, by way of Google Earth. (in English)

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Symphonies of the City

BY MARC DE PAPE
@ VOL 25 ON SEP 20, 2013

Marc De Pape noticed that people are often indifferent to small changes in the weather. To combat this, Marc has created a tool that plays music differently according to the environmental conditions of its location. Sort of like a wind chime, but not restricted to just wind.

"Presentation of the Day" on November 28, 2013.

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Maps for Advocacy

BY MATTHEW BAMBACH
@ VOL 28 ON JAN 21, 2014

Visual storyteller Matthew Bambach believes maps are one established medium for communicating spatial information that can be used to help the community develop a stronger connection with a problem and its solution. Here he talks about participatory mapping, or the creation of maps by local communities for a social benefit. 

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The Power of Wind

BY EVAN WATERS
@ VOL 1 ON AUG 14, 2014

Evan Waters met William Kamkwambe on a visit to Malawi, and was inspired by inventive spirit and desire to create change. 

Tells the story of William Kamkwambe, and how he was able to use green energy to power his family's house. In result, allowed him to be noticed and given the opportunity to go back to school, and start working to give back to his community. 

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Internet Yami Ichi!

BY CHRIS ROMERO
@ VOL 3 ON FEB 20, 2015

Chris Romero and Eri Takane are bringing the Internet Yamiichi from Japan here to Brooklyn! They take us on a historical journey of this internet black market, where you will find internet-based goods in real life! 

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NZ's First Community Led Wind Farm Development

BY CHRIS FREEAR
@ VOL 25 ON OCT 30, 2015

A community own wind farm is in the making, just north of Dunedin, New Zealand. Chris Freear, the director of Bueskin Energy Limited tells us the story of how it became apparent that this community needed to take back its power over the energy they use

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Over 60mph and Under -8 Celsius

BY SUSAN KRUSE
@ VOL 13 ON APR 20, 2016

Susan Kruse describes herself as “an introvert who makes stuff. I’ve given talks before, no-one walked out.” Her talk, Over 60mph and Under -8 Celsius, explains how she uses wind, rain and ice to create her art.

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Wind powered girl power

BY ANDREA NESBITT
@ VOL 7 ON AUG 25, 2016

Andrea Nesbitt grew up in the country. It was exactly what you would imagine- horses, pigs and mud. She's still that little girl but today she roams around with big wind turbines.

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The Many Shapes of Earth

BY ALEXANDRE COATES
@ VOL 17 ON MAR 13, 2017

Alexandre Coates talks about how we think about the Earth, mainly about what shape it is, from a flat earth (and flat-earth societies) to a sphere. The surface of a sphere simply cannot be rolled out on a 2D surface, so maps must always choose something to keep, and something to get rid of. So what does map-earth look like?