possible designs of the point cloud

two quotations from bergson

“The universe is not made, but is being made continually. It is growing, perhaps indefinitely, by the addition of the new worlds.” “The role of like is to insert some indeterminacy into matter.” -Henri Bergson

Dialectic of site and nonsite and the possible responses

*part of this post is taken from the book Situation – edited by Claire Doherty – Cambridge – 2009 **picture is taken from http://www.diaart.org/sites/main/spiraljetty – (Robert Smithson, Spiral Jetty, 1970. Photo: George Steinmetz) First there is this table of Robert Smithson – Dialectic of site and nonsite //1972 Site  Open limits A series of points Outer coordinates … Continue reading

lines between arbitrary points

a material study about how arbitrary points might be bounded – nearest points will be bounded with shorter lines, as longer spans might merge from their center points  

local stories on exact spots

This app-website-webapp is something how ordinary local people post their stories, from their voice in the exact location. “…it places scientific method and political action in the hands of everyone with a phone line and a hard drive. Urbanism is simply no longer a specialist’s task.” (p.68) //Kwinter, Requiem for the city at the end … Continue reading

Bing augmented reality maps

social networks

Social relationships have always been an important active force that shapes the urban life. Social relations have strong ties with the other entities of the urban life, economy, transportation, biology, and resources. In the non-linear formation of the cities, these entities help to evolve the societies and institutions. Starting from the individual and its physical … Continue reading

Event Cities – Two realities at the same spacetime

“Wandering around the city, drifting without destination, neither going to work nor properly consuming, was a waste of time in the temporal economy, in a society where ‘time is money.’ If situationist testimony is to be believed, the drift could consume monumental chunks of time; Chtcheglov put the limit at three or four months, and … Continue reading

iPhone App Generates Microclimates Of Random Interactions

*taken from http://www.psfk.com/2011/03/iphone-app-generates-microclimates-of-random-interactions.html A new iPhone app seeks to transform everyday life by encouraging experimental forms of behaviour. Users upload a profile picture and select a list of situations they would like to happen to them. These range from innocent “hug me for 5 seconds exactly” to subversive “let me inspect the contents of your bag … Continue reading

Geotaggers Manhattan Map

*taken from http://www.flickr.com/photos/walkingsf/sets/72157623971287575 The maps are ordered by the number of pictures taken in the central cluster of each one. This is a little unfair to aggressively polycentric cities like Tokyo and Los Angeles, which probably get lower placement than they really deserve because there are gaps where no one took any pictures. The central cluster … Continue reading

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