Real-Time's Impact on Place

Diann Eisnor (waze)
Big Ideas 2009
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As the digital world becomes more and more real-time, the way we map and the way we navigate are in constant flux. As we can increasingly keep up with the changes taking place in the world around us, our decision-making will alter: when to leave home, when to stop at the store, possibly when to travel. We know that the notion of maps as a series of borders is changing, and we’re moving more toward maps that are created on the fly based on whats happening in a given location. As this continues, we’ll navigate more based on time than space, which presents radically unique implications for product, UI, monetization and more. In this session, we’ll explore some of the possibilities.

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Di-Ann Eisnor | VP Community Geographer

Di-Ann lives in Palo Alto, by way of Portland, OR, Boston, New York City, and Amsterdam. Since moving to the Northwest, she has pressed apples, canned pickles and peppers (incorrectly), pressed wine, increased werewolf play and raised chickens. Di-Ann is a neo-geography pioneer, employing all means to increase the world’s citizen mappers. In addition to being active in a few non-profits and showing her psychogeography-inspired art in the US and Europe, her entrepreneurial passions lie with community development, urban exploration, community cartography and social mapping – in fact, she believes social mapping to be a critical tool for cultural diplomacy.

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