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.
The work of the famous Improv Everywhere group is now captured in a book and has become mature as a new form of performance art. The book ‘Causing a Scene’ reports about eight years of street improvs around the world, done by Charlie Todd and Alex Scordelis. Some videos of these events have been viewed…Read more →
Recently heard about a plan by the San Francisco Parks Trust that aims to reclaim so-called ‘unaccepted streets’ as public parks. The programme’s goal is to get citizens involved in the creation of new green in unused parts of public space by transforming these spots into “community-managed open spaces”. Interested people are encouraged to apply…Read more →
We have something great to announce. On 4 October, Amsterdam’s creative hub Pakhuis de Zwijger will be setting the stage for Blogging the City, a conference for leading European bloggers of architecture, design and urbanism to meet, discuss, and plan for the 21st city and beyond. It will examine developments and trends of the urban landscape and discuss the role of the Internet in a global and digital world.Read more →
Does the Global Village have its own newspaper? Maybe the New York Times is, considering its international coverage. As one of the few of the classic (paper) media, the New York Times seems to completely understand the rules of the modern media scape. In fact, the NYT does not only report about new media and…Read more →