internet census – 2012


“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


:: 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” –

The Black Stack – Benjamin Bratton :

Holding Up the World, Part II: Time/Bank, Effort/Embankments – Elizabeth A. Povinelli :

The Negative Floats: Questions of Earth Inheritance – Natasha Ginwala and Vivian Ziherl :

Paul Raven on “Infrastructure Fiction” – talk from last year’s Improving Reality:

Donna Haraway’s Cyborg Manifesto :

McKenzie Wark on Haraway, Marx, and #Accelerationism :

Tim Maly on the tragedy of the systemic sublime :

Matthew Sheret; “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

Roads to power – Jo Guldi

someone else’s problem? – Paul Raven :


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 within ArcScene or ArcGIS Pro.

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