Tuesday, November 6th, 2012

Manhattan Time Formations


Manhattan Time Formations link here


Sunday, November 4th, 2012


“Pachube is a web service available at that enables you to store, share & discover realtime sensor, energy and environment data from objects, devices & buildings around the world. Pachube is a convenient, secure & scalable platform that helps you connect to & build the ‘internet of things’.

As a generalized realtime data brokerage platform, the key aim is to facilitate interaction between remote environments, both physical and virtual. Apart from enabling direct connections between any two responsive environments, it can also be used to facilitate many-to-many connections: just like a physical “patch bay” (or telephone switchboard) Pachube enables any participating project to “plug-in” to any other participating project in real time so that, for example, buildings, interactive installations or blogs can “talk” and “respond” to each other.”

link to Cosm here

Usman Haque site

Sunday, November 4th, 2012

Marshes, Oysters, Barriers

““We weren’t fully going back to nature with our plan,” Mr. Cassell said. “We thought of it more as engineered ecology. But if you look at the history of Manhattan, we have pushed nature off the island and replaced it with man-made infrastructure. What we can do is start to reintegrate things and make the city more durable.””

in the NYTimes


Sunday, November 4th, 2012

Extra State Craft

link here

“ESC researches global infrastructure as a medium of polity. Some of the most radical changes to the globalising world are being written, not in the language of law and diplomacy, but rather in the language of infrastructure. Even building enclosures, typically considered to be geometrical formal objects, have become infrastructural—mobile, monetized technologies moving around the world as repeatable phenomena. Infrastructure is then not the urban substructure, but the urban structure itself—the very parameters of global urbanism.”

Sunday, November 4th, 2012

Interactive Landscape ‘Dune’

Video here

“Dune 4.0 by Daan Roosegaarde is an interactive landscape which reacts on the behavior of people. This hybrid of nature and technology exists out of large amounts of fibers which are brightened according to the sounds and motion of passing visitors. ”

Interactive Landscape Dune


Saturday, November 3rd, 2012

People on People

“As people walk around the room they see inside their shadow the live and recorded image of other visitors, while their own image is recorded for live or delayed playback inside the shadow of someone else. The piece includes high resolution surveillance cameras with face recognition and 3D tracking, turning the exhibition room into one of the world’s most advanced scanners.”

by Rafael Lozano-Hemmer

more details here

Saturday, November 3rd, 2012

Articulated Intersect

by Rafael Lozano-Hemmer

“Visible over a 15-Km radius, Articulated Intersect is meant to amplify participation to an urban scale, creating personalized light sculptures that segment the sky. Inspired by Argentinean Gyula Kosice and Brazilian Lygia Clark’s articulated sculptures from the 40s to 60s this project seeks to create intimacy and complicity in a constantly unfolding art event that is always far from being complete. ”

see project here

Saturday, November 3rd, 2012

US Wind Map

“An invisible, ancient source of energy surrounds us—energy that powered the first explorations of the world, and that may be a key to the future. This map shows you the delicate tracery of wind flowing over the US. ”

Friday, November 2nd, 2012

Zone: The Spatial Softwares of StateCraft

“The zone — a.k.a., the Free Trade Zone, Foreign Trade Zone, Special Economic Zone, Export Processing Zone, or any of the dozens of variants — is a dynamic crossroads of trade, finance, management and communication. If, in the contemporary scene, diverse spatial types demonstrate the ways in which architecture has become repeatable and infrastructural, then it is the zone that demonstrates the ways in which urbanism has become infrastructural. Though its roots are ancient, dating back to the free ports of classical antiquity, only in recent decades has the zone emerged as a powerful global form, evolving rapidly from an out-of-way district for warehousing custom-free goods to a postwar strategy for jump-starting the economies of developing countries to a paradigm for glittering world cities like Hong Kong, Singapore and Dubai.”

By Keller Easterling

via The Design Observer Group


Friday, November 2nd, 2012

FDNY Twitter Feed

“As the social media manager for the fire department, Rahimi says she always tweets out alerts to her 53,000 followers during emergencies. But this one was unique. Rahimi says she was prepared for the worst Monday night, but didn’t anticipate the hundreds of messages she received from terrified people unable to reach 911.”





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