Landscape Jewelry

Combine digital geography, 3D printing and jewelry, and you will get close to the fresh idea of Earth Brooch Silver. Earth Brooch Silver offers eclectic custom pieces of jewelry people have to design theirselves by selecting a geographic location somewhere in the world on a Google map. The place’s distinctive landscape will be turned into…

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Can New Media Save The Environment?

Last week we entered our new office located in a villa that is part of the formal Shell laboratory in Amsterdam. As we wanted to have a better view at the surrounding park we decided to take away a fence, without really realising we were demolishing a part of neo-imperial history. As somebody told me,…

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Sub/City People

The following is inspired by the book ‘The Mole People’. For the ignorant amongst you; The Mole People is a book by Jennifer Toth that came out in 1993 and shocked its readers by suggesting that up to five thousand people were living in the subways of New York, even down to seven stories below…

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One Minute Glimpses Of True City Life

If you’re curious what happens when a regular family in Addis Abeba wakes up, or how people are night clubbing in Hong Kong between four and five in the night, then you might like the City One Minutes website. It features movies from all around the world, selected by city and by time, which means…

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Google Street View Photography

Google Street View makes it possible to walk on streets in cities you’ve never been to. Look around, watch locals and interesting architecture, feel the vibe. Internet artist Jon Rafman got inspired by the lots of interesting images that were taken by the three laser range scanners of the Street View car and decided to…

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Twitter's Geodata Revolution And The Soft City

Two days ago Twitter platform developers announced to launch a new, revolutionary component in Twittersphere: location. A geodata team is working on an API that makes it possible to map tweets physically. The idea is explained on the official Twitter blog: “We’re gearing up to launch a new feature which makes Twitter truly location-aware. A…

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Leisure Suit Larry In The Erotic City

Recently I rediscovered the obsolete but incredibly exciting computer game Leisure Suit Larry in the Land of the Lounge Lizards. The whole game breathes the Erotic City concept as it combines the adventure of looking for love with the metropolitan atmosphere. “Set in the fictional city of Lost Wages, the story follows a middle-aged virgin…

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The World's Fastest Floating Hotel

Wow! Just after I reported about slow floating houses easily finding their way to the IJburg harbour, today I came across this rather amazing speedboat hotel called the SS Silla. According to Wendmag this floating structure is the “world’s fastest sauna”, as the SS Silla won the official World Championship for fast floating saunas. Just…

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