Deadline:
Oct
12
2002
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tactical media propositions!!!

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POSTED BY: christopher otto | Sat Oct 12th, 2002 1 a.m.

hi i want to make three things:

A NUMBER ONE >>>

"???????"
basically it is mapquest but for public transportation. all of it from tokyo city to the buses of tallahassee. everything in between. i think people would be more apt to use it if it wasnt such a pain to even find out how to get somewhere [esp outside of major cities].

my concept would be a crawler that goes through transit sites [ ex. near me mta,septa,njtransit,lirr ] and connects the nodes of interchange. collaborators would make sure it didnt get stuck. possibly notes could be added to locations and moderated up. interface would be simple with a little flair.

i dont know how to do any of that stuff nor do i want to. if anyone does though i would totally use it.

B NUMBER TWO >>>

"CLEN BATHROOMS"
I want a public moderated list of clean bathrooms in cities that i could access using my cellphone via SMS or WAP. if i am in PHL on south and 5th i want to text

PHL SOUTH X 5ST

and have

PLAYERS 2ND SOUTH
LORENZOS 3RD SOUTH
[must buy pizza]

come back. that would be the greatest!!!!

C NUMBER THREE >>>

"DELAY"
i want to be able to subscribe via the web to a list by city of delays. last thursday i was leaving nyc on njtransit and it turned out it was delayed from about 5p to 10p so i had to take PATH and it wasnt really that fun. if some listserv had texted my celly and i had gotten an email when the first person saw this i would have walked straight to the PATH station close to my work and not been all cranky. this site would work for all cities you can sign up for many if you are all jet set.

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so i have been thinking of these since around 96 but i just realized they are tactical media and maybe people might want to work on them.

chris otto