The Emerging Popular Digital Culture of Bogota’s TransMilenio People

More than 2 million passengers move every day on TransMilenio, the bus-based public transportation system of Bogota. Operating since the year 2000, this Bus Rapid Transit system circulates through 776 kilometers of dedicated roadways covering most of the urban space. Although during the first decade of functioning Bogotanians received TransMilenio with enthusiasm as it allowed […]

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Youth Defying Media: A Hackaton in Centro Ático

Last month 75 students from all over Colombia, ages 18-24, and various disciplinary backgrounds, met at the at the Centro Ático of Universidad Javeriana in Bogota to participate in the Hackaton “Los jóvenes desafían los medios” (Youth defies the media). Working in 7 different teams, these youths collaborated during 36 hours in the design of […]

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Generativity and the Geospatial Web

The Geospatial Web or Geoweb is the system that combines precise geographic information with World Wide Web content (Haklay et al. 2008; Elwood and Leszczynski, 2012; Scharl and Tochtermann, 2007 ). The components of the Geoweb are the tools, applications, data, protocols, and practices that merge Internet digital content with locational referents (Elwood and Leszczynski, […]

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