Mathew Lippincott

by Mathew Lippincott

Detritivores are creatures that consume decaying matter. Detritivore designs use abundant waste products to make scalable technology solutions. Unlike loftier concepts of zero-waste design such as Cradle to Cradle, Detritivore design accepts that the world is already loaded with discarded and broken technology. Detritivore designers need not create a recyclable or even non-toxic product, since […] more »

by Mathew Lippincott

This post compares technologies for aerial photography, but it is also about how tool choices can embed values, including transparency, openness, and accessibility, into the growing popular culture of mapping. Falkirk Young Archaeologists’ Club takes a self portrait from the top of a carp fishing pole. Most map imagery is collected by airplane or satellite […] more »

by Mathew Lippincott

This article was co-written by Olivia Everett, Butte site coordinator for Public Laboratory.   As a newcomer to Butte, Mont., and as a grassroots mapper, I’ve learned a lot about a neighborhood’s memories of itself, and the role that mapping can play in reasserting a human-scale sense of place. My experience here has since led […] more »