uncube:

Issue no. 20: Urban Commons is out now.
Source: uncube magazine http://bit.ly/1gSC2Aj

uncube:

Issue no. 20: Urban Commons is out now.

Source: uncube magazine http://bit.ly/1gSC2Aj

(Source: uncubemagazine.com)

January-March 2014 blog posts

A love letter to the city

In 1999, Stephen Powers stopped writing graffiti and dedicated himself to being a full-time artist. He used his Fulbright grant in 2007 to paint the streets of Dublin and Belfast. From there, he teamed up with other sign mechanics and executed a large-scale mural project in his hometown of Philadelphia titled A Love Letter for You. Those signs as well as his hand-painted love letters on the walls and roofs of Brooklyn, Syracuse, Sao Paolo, and Johannesburg are collected in a new book A Love Letter to the City.

A love letter to the city

In 1999, Stephen Powers stopped writing graffiti and dedicated himself to being a full-time artist. He used his Fulbright grant in 2007 to paint the streets of Dublin and Belfast. From there, he teamed up with other sign mechanics and executed a large-scale mural project in his hometown of Philadelphia titled A Love Letter for You. Those signs as well as his hand-painted love letters on the walls and roofs of Brooklyn, Syracuse, Sao Paolo, and Johannesburg are collected in a new book A Love Letter to the City.

theatrumorbisterrarum:

The winners of the European Cities and Regions of the Future 2014/15.
Click on the image to read the report.
We all know how rankings influence policies and at the same we all know what’s behind rankings… Well, worth checking.

theatrumorbisterrarum:

The winners of the European Cities and Regions of the Future 2014/15.

Click on the image to read the report.

We all know how rankings influence policies and at the same we all know what’s behind rankings… Well, worth checking.

"Democracy, Technology and City" (Evgeny Morozov)

On 27 January, the Belarusian essayist, Evgeny Morozov, who is well known for his reflections on the social impact of the new technologies, opened the Open City lecture series at the CCCB with a talk titled “Democracy, Technology and City”.

An amazing collection of retrofuturistic postcards from 1900 imagining 2000, from roofed cities to personal airships or surveillance machines

c.1900: Postcards of the year 2000

A Mini, Mechanical Metropolis Runs On Real-Time Urban Data

(…) British artist Stanza has taken this reality and extrapolated it to its next (extreme) frontier—a metropolis-shaped array of circuits called The Emergent City that uses the vibrations and sounds of London to power this “mechanical city” installation. 

Noise Scoring NYC

sci-and-city:

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About half of 311 complaints are noise-related.  This project uses a normalized version of the 311 database stored in MongoDB.  Use MongoDB’s geospatial, aggregation and map-reduce capabilities to compute noise scores for a given lat-long.

Science and the City is an annual weekend-long hackfest, co-organized by NYU’s ITP, the Interactive Telecommunications Programme, and CUSP, the Center for Urban Science and Progress. The theme is citizen science for exploring and improving our urban environment. Some of the featured technologies we’ll be hacking on this year are Google Glass, DIY drones and software for crowdsourcing experiments.

The Guardian has just launched a new section on cities. Check it out!

The Guardian has just launched a new section on cities. Check it out!

The rise and fall of America’s biggest cities, in 1 chart (Washington Post),  - Peakbagger.com
Not the most comprensible chart at all, but curious anyway

The rise and fall of America’s biggest cities, in 1 chart (Washington Post),  - Peakbagger.com

Not the most comprensible chart at all, but curious anyway

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