Tagged: Auckland

Stalking horse comments on innovative Auckland — Gluckman - Stick

Peter Kerr Dec 13, 2011

There’s a certain amount of stalking horse-ishness to Sir Peter Gluckman’s recent ‘Auckland conversation’ (formerly known as Mayoral Conversations; speakers of repute). As the chief science advisor, Gluckman’s past kite-flying thoughts on research and other matters have generally preceded government … Continue reading → … Read More

Animating Auckland’s public transport network – Take Two - Seeing Data

Chris McDowall Aug 04, 2011

In late January I created an animation of Auckland’s public transport network with data from the MAXX Auckland transport Google transit feed. As I noted in the post, there were several issues with the video. I carved out a little time this week to revise the animation and I am happy with the progress. The new video … Read More

Monckton messes own nest - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Aug 03, 2011

Ever get the impression the Christopher Monckton may have reached his use-by date? Maybe even well past it? Looks like this might be the case as the climate change denier/sceptic/contrarian groups trying to organise a programme for him in New … Continue reading → … Read More

Climate change lectures in Auckland - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott May 04, 2011

Two well-known personalities in the world of climate change science are in Auckland this month. Naomi Oreskes, Co-author of Merchants of Doubt: How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth on Issues from Tobacco Smoke to Global Warming. And James … Continue reading → … Read More

An animated map of Auckland’s public transport network - Seeing Data

Chris McDowall Jan 20, 2011

I grew up in Auckland and spent many years using the city’s public transport system to get from place to place. While sitting on a bus, I sometimes wondered what the transportation network would look like if we could see the movements of the individual vehicles from the air. I would try to visualise the aggregate trajectories as each vehicle … Read More

Spam Journalism #72 - MacDoctor

Jim McVeagh Apr 06, 2010

Spam Journalism: The spurious use of sensational headlines to add spice to an otherwise pointless article. After having been too tired to spot that yesterday’s “Black Easter” post was yet another example of spam journalism, I thought I had better redeem myself. There is nothing like a quick flick to the health articles to find sensationalist spam. Journalists [...] Related posts: … Read More