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Anthony Diaz

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Anthony Diaz & Brandon Jenkins


Name of Project:

Trash Talk

Project Mission and Goals:

1. An icon shown on Google Earth that moves along the path of the Gyre as it moves through the Pacific. Icon would be updated in accordance with gps located trash in the gyre. Selecting the icon would open the pop-up with links to Arch for Humanity, OAN, info on the gyre.

2. A blog that corresponds with the Gyre Tracker that gives information about particular matter on its way and in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.  Such information consists of real-time locations and forecasted trajectories, as well as links and resources for remediation.

Process, Tools and Methods:

Research existing Google Earth tracking projects and devices.  Find method to link tracking device to the blog.  Research existing technologies in order to develope a proposal for prototype manufacturing.

Final Deliverables:

Base design of blog page with appropriate links, as well as working link to Google Earth.  A similar type of concept is: http://www.wildlifetracking.org/



UpDated Idea  3/10/10


As more products receive RFID chips these are bound to end up with the trash in the Pacific Ocean Gyre and progressing toward the Pacific Garbage Patch. TrashTalk is a project to equip the ships and buoy's found in the Pacific Ocean with RFID Readers so they can interact with the trash that comes within range of these readers. 


This information gathered by the Ships and Buoys will be linked back to a webpage presenting the trajectories of the trash and where the readers and trash have come into contact. In the information on each piece of trash will be presented,  showing a map of the trash's path, its projected direction, information on the piece( i.e. manufacturer) along with the ship or buoy of contact and its location or route. 


Within the webpage there will be links to the companies who have participated in the research by allowing their ships to be equipped with the technology for the tracking. 











Comments (2)

Adam Katz said

at 3:08 pm on Feb 9, 2010

this could easily use existing disparate tech to achieve its goals as well as the possiblity of using pre-existing gyre data to display real-time models of the gyre in google earth/maps. wouldn't it be awesome if we could convince google to rewrite the google earth start point to be over the gyre or some other relevant location rather than SF?

Lauren Tichy said

at 2:09 am on Feb 10, 2010

This is a great idea - weird thing is though you are putting more trash into the ocean :P. Maybe we can collaborate on a graphic to cross over our mediums?

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