A new Google application enables us to trace people via a Google account on their smartphone. By installing Google Latitude you can always see where your friends are and what they are up to. The movie above is a stunt using Google Latitude done by some guys in San Francisco.
SQFT is a new online matchmaking service in San Francisco’s Mid-Market neighborhood that aims to connect young businesses and organizations with short-term spaces in the city.Read more →
Since Google launched Street View a couple of years ago, we all have the possibility to digitally stroll the streets of cities all over the world. Google has recently begun extending this service by adding Google Business Photos to Street View. Google Business Photos allow for 360° previews in shops, restaurants and other businesses. This literary opens doors. Street View made it possible to take a close look at the city’s public space, but now we can even wander around in the private atmosphere of participating shops. Isn’t that exciting?Read more →
We’re in a holiday mood. Thursday we posted about the SwissRoomBox, a portable modular living system for on the campsite, and here we’ve got a micro-caravan. Artist Kevin Cyr has designed a camper specifically meant for bicycle riders. The camper was part of a solo exhibition Home in the Weeds at San Francisco’s Geary gallery. But…Read more →
How to leave secret messages in a place where everyone can see or hear them? Art science student Matthijs Munnik has developed a digital bird that’s able to chirp secret messages right there where everybody hears them. Using special software, the bird’s messages are encrypted into an undefined series of beeps. No-one will be able to hear what the actual message is, but if you use a special app on a smartphone you can translate the sounds to text. This way a secret layer is added to the city’s public space. Great for senseless nerd talk, funny gossip and more…Read more →