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Emerging trajectories in art, science, and technology.

226 pages of conversation, research, opinion, analysis. Step into artists' studios and workshops to discover the faces, personalities, and processes behind important work. Learn more!

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    maps-kimasendorf_04 copy

26/07/2013 / Javascript

Not often do we find ourselves simply browsing Google Maps. Usually there is always a particular reason behind it, mostly utilitarian impulse to satisfy our immediate need. What if Google Maps could be appreciated and visually enjoyed as pattern of ...
    Brian House – Forty-Eight to Sixteen

24/09/2012 / Sound

Scat vocalist Cab Calloway once claimed that when he walked down eighth avenue, he "saw rhythms" rather than the cityscape or bustling sidewalk. This past summer, fellow New York City explorer Brian House prototyped an elaborate workflow for sonifying a ...
    UP Festival – Makeathon

13/08/2012 / News

Over the last few years there has been no shortage of festivals and RFPs exploring themes of 'urban hacking'. That said, every now and then a gem comes along. A hyper-organized call for proposals organized by San Francisco's Gray Area ...
    diy city 05 copy

05/07/2012 / Other, Scripts, WebApp

Created in collaboration with Specialmoves, DIY City 0.01a (alpha stage) is a project conceptualised by Usman Haque some five years ago and now prototyped and demoed at the Specialmoves HQ. It allows users to create own creatures and let them "hijack the city".
    François Quévillon – Dérive

18/05/2012 / openFrameworks

Installation and media artist François Quévillon was amongst the many practitioners discussing their work at the International Marketplace for Digital Arts presentations during the BIAN two weeks ago in Montreal. Quévillon used his talk to give a brief overview of ...
    Interactivos? Thumbnail

27/04/2012 / News

Interactivos?09 – Garage Science, photo: Alejandro Tamayo A call for proposals for the upcoming instalment of Medialab-Prado's excellent Interactivos? research platform has been posted and it looks quite promising. "Interactivos?'12 Dublin: Hack the City. Current and Future Needs" is being produced in collaboration with Science ...
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29/03/2012 / c++, Other

CityScape is a collection of three collages that depict the most characteristic parts of Copenhagen that almost appear as separate cities within the city. Created by Daim Yoon, Mette Lyckegaard and Marcin Ignac, the trio used the pictures of the city as as ...
    Downsview Station - detail of still

19/05/2011 / Processing

Concentrated Geographies is Toronto media artist Tori Foster's first solo show and—making good on its name—the assembled work carefully considers the nature and representation of urban experience. The show features four projects, all of which rely on Processing to manipulate ...
    Graffiti Archeology

07/04/2011 / Theory

In 1978 Rem Koolhaas (wiki) published Delirious New York, a "retroactive manifesto" that wildly reframed Manhattan through a rigorous analysis of the street grid, the skyscraper and congestion while excavating the history of the "mythical island". A few years later ...
    kitchenbudapest04

04/04/2011 / openFrameworks

SubMap is a project by Dániel Feles, Krisztián Gergely, Attila Bujdosó and Gáspár Hajdu at Kitchen Budapest. The project visualises and sonificates data pulled from one of the biggest news sites of Hungary, origo.hu. One frame is one day, and on one day many things can happen. ...
    ibm-smart-cities

29/01/2011 / Featured, Theory

[screen captures from IBM's "Planning for Smarter Cities" commercial / 2010] Conversations about ubiquitous computing and the city often get anchored to specific paradigms: urban informatics, discussions of 'smartphone urbanism', open data drumbeating and any number of other stock frames of ...
    8bitcity03

10/07/2010 / Scripts, WebApp

Created by by Brett Camper, 8bit mashed together with Open Street Maps result in this alternative city maps of different metropolises: New York, Paris, Berlin, London and Amsterdam. The 8-Bit Cities project, which started with 8-Bit NYC, is an attempt to make the city feel foreign yet familiar, smashing ...