internet census – 2012

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“To test if we could see a day night rhythm in the utilization of IP spaces we used all ICMP records to generate a series of images that show the difference from daily average utilization per half an hour. We composed theses images to a GIF animation that clearly shows a day night rhythm. The difference between day and night is lower for US and Central Europe because of the higher number of “always on” Internet connections. Full resolution GIFs and single images are available for download here.

Using a #botnet last year some hacker folks mapped the largest and most comprehensive IPv4 census ever. More here

The extrapolated size “If you added those, it would make for a total of 1.3 Billion used IP addresses“…

via Bruce Sterling

(Dis) Assembling #stacktivism, A Salon :: Pre Event – Reading list

Wednesday 15 October – 6.30 – 9.00PM.

The Goethe – Institut Library

////NOW BOOKING///

:: Reading list ::

“How do we invent bad criteria for rotten infrastructure, the sliding of norms to the always incomplete and the already broken? The hack, the stupid fix, the patch—these are songs sung out of holes and faults and leaks. We are only now discovering that the limits to our endurance are actually far more constitutive than our daydream fantasies of a wholeness based in currency that already functions perfectly well as toilet paper. (((This line probably makes more sense if you’ve personally experienced the constitutive properties of British toilet paper.)))

This is past the Romantic tradition of inspired cataclysmic becoming and inside of its ruin only because it’s just not how things work out for most people who can’t afford to imagine themselves into concrete circumstances that will ever align with basic needs.” (((You’re pretty darn poor when you can’t afford to imagine yourself. Even Monty Python was better off.)))

e-flux editorial “Quasi-Events” – http://www.e-flux.com/journal/editorial%E2%80%94quasi-events/

The Black Stack – Benjamin Bratton : http://www.e-flux.com/journal/the-black-stack/

Holding Up the World, Part II: Time/Bank, Effort/Embankments – Elizabeth A. Povinelli : http://www.e-flux.com/journal/holding-up-the-world-part-ii-timebank-effortembankments/

The Negative Floats: Questions of Earth Inheritance – Natasha Ginwala and Vivian Ziherl : http://www.e-flux.com/journal/the-negative-floats-questions-of-earth-inheritance-2/

Paul Raven on “Infrastructure Fiction” – talk from last year’s Improving Reality: http://futurismic.com/2013/10/31/an-introduction-to-infrastructure-fiction-improving-reality-2013/

Donna Haraway’s Cyborg Manifesto : http://www.egs.edu/faculty/donna-haraway/articles/donna-haraway-a-cyborg-manifesto/

McKenzie Wark on Haraway, Marx, and #Accelerationism : http://www.publicseminar.org/2014/10/accelerate-in-reverse/

Tim Maly on the tragedy of the systemic sublime : http://quietbabylon.com/2014/what-we-talk-about-when-we-talk-about-what-we-talk-about-when-we-talk-about-making/

Matthew Sheret; “The Container is not the Shipping”: http://matthewsheret.com/2014/08/28/the-container-is-not-the-shipping/ … which ends with this great closing quote:

“Fetishising the boxes doesn’t make the network better legible. It doesn’t make the consequences of zero-sum consumerism any more apparent. The node is not the network.”

No to NoUI – Timo Arnall

http://www.elasticspace.com/2013/03/no-to-no-ui

Roads to power – Jo Guldi

http://www.history.ac.uk/reviews/review/1325

someone else’s problem? – Paul Raven :

http://arcfinity.tumblr.com/post/60164228912/paul-graham-raven-someone-elses-problem

 

Via Bruce Sterling

Time, GIS and cartography

Dr. Kenneth Field recently addressed “The notion that a phenomena that varies temporally is difficult to model“, arguing that from space-time cubes and Story Maps, to coxcombs (aka polar area plots aka rose diagrams), mapping time has perhaps never been as well supported, specifically withinArcScene or ArcGIS Pro.

a coxcomb here Florence Nightingale’s diagram of the causes of mortality in the Army in the East

Ijlil, Atlit, Sarafand, Tel Letwinksy and Umm Khalid

Image part of new comprehensive research by renowned Palestinian historian Salman Abu Sitta and founding member of the Palestinian resource center BADIL Terry Rempel, into how “Israel captured and imprisoned ‘thousands of Palestinian civilians as forced laborers,’ and exploited them ‘to support its war-time economy.’“, to be published in an upcoming issue of the Journal of Palestine Studies.

Editors note: the title of this post comes from names for five of the official camps, for Palestinian non-combatant detainees.

h/t @demilit

my own Dear Abra

Dear Nam,

time travel is an acquired skill but youthfulness is a gift. You can feel young and old depending on circumstances and both of them are necessary states of what we call our life on earth. Biological age is relevant to wrinkles on your skin but your joy of life is relevant to your state of mind.

Rumi said this, “what you seek is seeking you” perhaps meaning, maybe your youth is also looking for you.

All the best,

abra.

via Archinect