Michael Frumin discusses the Fundrace project's multiple iterations at Eyebeam, a not-for-profit media arts and technology research group in New York City. Although Fundrace.org did not initially include localized geo-capabilities, its ever-zooming focus eventually yielded results. An important open government data source, previously tasted only by journalists and political analysts, was devoured online with a geospatial spoon.
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Michael Frumin is the technical director of R&D at Eyebeam, a non-profit media arts and technology research organization in New York City. He began his career in original and creative technology-based research while working on advanced networking protocols as an undergraduate at Stanford University. After school, he was a founding member of a team of hackers using their quantitative skills to find proprietary, novel real-time sources of qualitative information for hedge fund managers. Eager to develop projects in the public domain and for the arts community, Frumin accepted the prototype research fellowship at Eyebeam where he has been the primary developer of fundrace.org, the reBlog (also an open source software project: reBlog.org), ForwardTrack/TomsPetition, Pizza Party, and other works, some still in development. He currently lives in Brooklyn, New York, very close to where he grew up.
This presentation is one of a series from the Where 2.0 Event held in Westin St. Francis, San Francisco, June 29-30, 2005.
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