East Building, Houghton Street
London, England WC2A

In this lunchtime series lectures, a selection of LSE’s academics from across the spectrum of the social sciences explain the latest thinking on how social scientists work to address the critical problems of the day. They survey the leading ideas and contributions made by their discipline, explain the types of problems that are addressed and the tools that are used, and explore the kinds of solutions proposed.

Robin Mansell is professor of new media and the internet and head of the Department of Media and Communications at LSE.

Official Website: http://www.lse.ac.uk/collections/LSEPublicLecturesAndEvents/events/2008/20081203t1511z001.htm

Added by nico_macdonald on December 28, 2008

Comments

corbett3000

Check out http://www.traincheck.com/sf/ if you haven't. built by Bart Solowiej and Frank Harris.

I think Bart is in SF and i sent him the link to this meetup.

-peter corbett

http://www.twitter.com/corbett3000
http://www.istrategylabs.com

rubyji

Oh I AM jealous.

msrogue

Thanks Peter! It would be great to have anyone building cool stuff for transit down there!

brycej

we should dig up the materials from TorontoTransitCamp. I know Kieran and Gabriel have written a good deal of code as well.

raines

People are frequently incredulous at my transit-surfing habits that I take for granted. It's great that the mobile technology is getting to the point to help others gain similar levels of engagement with the transit networks... and with the politics that drive them.

dotben

Doe anyone know whether aanyone from any of the transit authorities will definitely be coming (ie confirmed/interacted with the organizers or website)?

As a heavy public transit user myself (I don't have a car) I think this is a great idea, but it seems like a lot of effort could be wasted if the relevant authorities are not willing to engage with this event.

It would be sad if they don't/won't as you will be limited a to what you can reasonably get out of this otherwise (eg the value of building things using unofficial timetables vs having updated and reliable official timetables, etc)

acnetj

I am working on a Transit Wiki project to develop an information source that can be edited by transit users: http://transitwiki.adventuresinurbanliving.net

Concepts have been developed for rail stations and transit lines, but more work has to be done.

msrogue

That's awesome acnetj! Are you thinking of coming down to TransitCamp and presenting?

acnetj

I live in the Bay Area, so I plan to come.

greensafecommunity

I still think we should invite these guys to speak about PRT. Looks like there's room on the scheudule.
Check out http://www.unimodal.com

markcballew

Sounds interesting, I'll plan to attend and spread the word!

raines

It sounds like we've got around 75 RSVP's and some great talks scheduled. I'll be there just Saturday, equipped with video to document, engage, and give people another way to share. Reminder to all: RSVP via the link on the wiki so you'll be counted and we'll be prepared.

disrupsean

The Transitcamp Wiki Password is c4mp

greensafecommunity

For information about TransitCampBayArea2 see http://upcoming.yahoo.com/event/473891/