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Effects of the network - a set on Flickr: “The network in the visual landscape of everyday life.”

Effects of the network - a set on Flickr: “The network in the visual landscape of everyday life.”

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I can’t top the tweet by @SFCityscape I got this link from for commentary:

In the future, there will be no pedestrians.

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  Wheel channel for rolling your bike down stairs! (via Twitter)

Wheel channel for rolling your bike down stairs! (via Twitter)

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  Working together, Pauly and Bompas… set out to fabricate “a large, transparent plate capable of generating a high-resolution image when a light was shone through it,” and they “chose to make the plate in perspex, which is easier to shape than glass.” You can see it in the image included in this post.


I will bet you anything you like that the first real-world use of this will be for advertising. Anything you like.

Working together, Pauly and Bompas… set out to fabricate “a large, transparent plate capable of generating a high-resolution image when a light was shone through it,” and they “chose to make the plate in perspex, which is easier to shape than glass.” You can see it in the image included in this post.

I will bet you anything you like that the first real-world use of this will be for advertising. Anything you like.

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The times displayed on Grand Central’s departure boards are wrong — by a full minute. This is permanent. It is also purposeful. The idea is that passengers rushing to catch trains they’re about to miss can actually be dangerous — to themselves, and to each other. So conductors will pull out of the station exactly one minute after their trains’ posted departure times. That minute of extra time won’t be enough to disconcert passengers too much when they compare it to their own watches or smartphones … but it is enough, the thinking goes, to buy late-running train-catchers just that liiiiiitle bit of extra time that will make them calm down a bit.

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  Spanish art collective Luzinterruptus performed its latest installation last 26 December, covering surveillance cameras in the centre of Madrid with illuminated Santa Claus hats. (via Luzinterruptus: Merry Christmas to those who watch us - News - Domus)

Spanish art collective Luzinterruptus performed its latest installation last 26 December, covering surveillance cameras in the centre of Madrid with illuminated Santa Claus hats. (via Luzinterruptus: Merry Christmas to those who watch us - News - Domus)

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new-aesthetic:

“Bleecker Street Documents can be read as a fragmented space description. The project was recorded in an apartment in Manhattan (New York) with a radio wave measuring instrument over a period of 45 days. The installation deals with the attempt to make the invisible coating of a physical real-space through “WLAN-Wireless Local Area Network” visible.” (via BLEECKER STREET DOCUMENTS | Peter Jellitsch)

new-aesthetic:

“Bleecker Street Documents can be read as a fragmented space description. The project was recorded in an apartment in Manhattan (New York) with a radio wave measuring instrument over a period of 45 days. The installation deals with the attempt to make the invisible coating of a physical real-space through “WLAN-Wireless Local Area Network” visible.” (via BLEECKER STREET DOCUMENTS | Peter Jellitsch)

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The Arsenal of Exclusion & Inclusion: CURB CUT:


  there is not an inch of road frontage on this street that is not a curb cut for a driveway. … We have seen how FIRE HYDRANTS, FIRE ZONES, and RESIDENTIAL PARKING PERMITS can be used to keep non-residents out of a residential neighborhood by restricting parking, but not building curbs is actually a much simpler, much more straightforward weapon for this. Not only is there no place to park - there is no place to even pull over and rest.

The Arsenal of Exclusion & Inclusion: CURB CUT:

there is not an inch of road frontage on this street that is not a curb cut for a driveway. … We have seen how FIRE HYDRANTS, FIRE ZONES, and RESIDENTIAL PARKING PERMITS can be used to keep non-residents out of a residential neighborhood by restricting parking, but not building curbs is actually a much simpler, much more straightforward weapon for this. Not only is there no place to park - there is no place to even pull over and rest.

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A set of “master keys" to the infrastructure of New York City popped up on eBay last month, leaving many public commentators and city officials alike concerned for the safety of the metropolis.

Click through and read the mind-boggling but very plausible scenario for stealing and duping a set of these keys without anyone knowing.

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Livehoods looks at the geographic distance between venues, but also a form of ‘social distance’ that measures the degree of overlap in the people that check-in to them,” the team tells Co.Design. “For example, if the algorithm notices that the people that visit a local bar are the same people that visit a nearby restaurant, these two places will be more likely to be grouped together.”

As more and more people and places are analyzed, Livehoods clusters this data into what becomes a collection distinctive neighborhoods—places filled with people who enjoy going to the same restaurants, coffee shops, and music venues.