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.
A series of new crowd-mapping apps activate citizens to contribute to monitoring the urban environment. Some of them, such as the Trees Near You app in New York and the San Francisco-based Urban Forest Map, are developed in order to inform citizens about the beauty of urban nature. Both are created in order to collectively map…Read more →
GPS is one of the most used functions on mobile devices. Phones, cars and photo cameras make use of the system to simply add locations to data, or to add data to a specific location. Recently we even stumbled upon a pair of GPS-powered shoes…Read more →
Here on The Pop-Up City we are very interested in different mobile and flexible work concepts. How do new footloose offices operate? How do co-working spaces work? What kinds of new networks and spaces do matter? And, after all, how does this affect the city? We got the chance to speak with Anthony Marinos from Loosecubes,…Read more →
During the last days we have written about the phenomenon of urban gaming, coming with beautiful examples of youngsters chasing each other in the streets of today’s world cities. Those urban games are not just games; they certainly make a statement or show a profound fascination towards our social realm and public space. ‘Pacmanhattan’ already showed how interesting and weird urban games can get when you combine the digital with the physical.Read more →