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Suicidator City Generator: a procedural city creation script for Blender
"Suicidator City Generator (SCG) is a Python script for Blender... With it, you can automatically create entire, three-dimensional modern cities in a matter of seconds by adjusting various parameters, such as city size and complexity, rather than creating each building, each street, and each texture manually." Lovely; the preview video should give you a good idea of its capabilities.
urban  city  infrastructure  blender  3d  graphics  python  plugin 
june 2010 by infovore
BLDGBLOG: NYNEX, Embedded Angel of New York City
"...halfway through the film, the Ghostbusters realize that NYNEX isn't a phone system at all: it's the embedded nervous system of an angel – a fallen angel – and all those phone calls and dial-up modems in college dorm rooms and public pay phones are actually connected into the fiber-optic anatomy of a vast, ethereal organism that preceded the architectural build-up of Manhattan. Manhattan came afterwards, that is: NYNEX was here first." There is no way this wouldn't be awesome. And: a great write-up from Geoff.
bldgblog  ghostbusters  architecture  tubes  infrastructure  city  newyork  telephones  networks 
june 2009 by infovore
Momentary disruption | tomtaylor.co.uk
"That’s why I enjoy @towerbridge so much - less the concept of machines talking, but more a simple reminder of the disrupted moments in everyday city life." All this is also true. Beautifully put, by Tom.
tomtaylor  towerbridge  urban  society  london  city  heartbeat 
march 2008 by infovore
YouTube - C'était un Rendez-Vous (1976) - Claude Lelouch - Ferrari 275
A wonderful film, even if it's not strictly the whole truth. Claude Lelouch drives through Paris in the early morning a bit like a madman. The effect is awesome; on the big screen, it's incredible.
driving  movie  short  film  shortfilm  paris  city 
january 2008 by infovore
Dominic Wilcox: Anti-Theft Bike/Car Device
These rust and scratch stickers are designed to make your beautiful bike/car look rusted and scratched so that passing thieves assume it's not worth stealing due to its apparent shabbyness.
urban  hacking  city  theft  bike  bicycle  car  scratches 
january 2008 by infovore
cityofsound: A birth, in 13 places
"I thought I would write a little about how the places and spaces that were familiar to us had begun to warp and twist in entirely new ways, and how I experienced new, unfamiliar places as a result of the birth."
architecture  design  birth  personal  writing  london  city  experience 
july 2007 by infovore

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