Bing augmented reality maps

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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

EPIC 2015

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Lebbeus Woods – Political Machines

*original text can be found at http://lebbeuswoods.wordpress.com/2009/07/23/political-machines/ Political Machines Cell phones are political machines par excellance. This has been shown several times in recent years but nowhere better than the demonstrations against the government in Tehran over the past weeks. Twitter and instant messaging as well as texting were used to organize the resistance and also to … Continue reading

Distinction of digital and virtual

*these writings may not make sense throughly as they are mostly notes of what I think at that moment The distinction between digital and virtual is a crucial point in order to understand how information is produced (recorded), transmitted and exchanged. Those three points, mentioned in Kwinter’s last book Requiem for the city at the … Continue reading

audi urban future initiative – BIG

from the website: http://www.audi-urban-future-initiative.com/index.php/en/component/artikel/big-venedig The futurist and prolific inventor Ray Kurzweil describes the evolution in technology as an exponential curve following the Law of Accelerating Returns. Technological breakthroughs are happening constantly and occurring within exponentially shorter intervals. The speed of the microprocessor is doubling every 18 months, and we are approaching a true revolution in information … Continue reading

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