infovore + urban   18

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
urban computing conference title generator
"Do you like cities? Do you like architecture? Do you like speaking at conferences?" I think this has sewn up the 2010-11 circuit.
cities  urban  informatics  conferences  talks  funny 
november 2009 by infovore
tweenbots | kacie kinzer
"Tweenbots are human-dependent robots that navigate the city with the help of pedestrians they encounter. Rolling at a constant speed, in a straight line, Tweenbots have a destination displayed on a flag, and rely on people they meet to read this flag and to aim them in the right direction to reach their goal." And, it turns out, you really can rely on the kindness of strangers. If you're a cute robot. And boy, are the tweenbots adorable.
robot  robots  interaction  cities  urban  social  kindness  generosity 
april 2009 by infovore
Joe Jackson and Jamais Cascio Vs The Collapsitarians « Magical Nihilism
"Watching classics like The Apartment and Manhattan made me wonder at the romances we’d write about some cities, and Slumdog Millionaire bizarrely seemed like a continuation of that: a romance of the maximum-city." Yes; my favourite thing in that film was the growth of the city around Jamal, Bombay becoming Mumbai, and the skyscrapers growing.
futurism  cities  film  architecture  mattjones  urban  quotation  change  romance 
march 2009 by infovore
"SFZero is a Collaborative Production Game. Players build characters by completing tasks for their groups and increasing their Score. The goals of play include meeting new people, exploring the city, and participating in non-consumer leisure activities."
games  play  art  sf  cities  urban  open  collaboration  sanfrancisco  sf0 
february 2009 by infovore
The Demon-Haunted World
"...or the past and future of practical city magic". Jones drops the presentation bomb and it's really very very good; it doesn't feel "weird" as he suggests at all; instead, it's all one great big joined-up mishmash of coherent thought and a dash of wonder.
ubicomp  infrastructure  cities  everyware  mattjones  presentation  urban  psychogeography  webstock 
february 2009 by infovore
The City Is Here: Table of contents « Adam Greenfield’s Speedbird
"Goaded by Mike Kuniavsky’s publication last week of an outline to his forthcoming book, here’s a table of contents for The City Is Here For You To Use. It’s a little unusual, in that it takes the form of a skeletal argument, or maybe even an essay; I hope you enjoy it."
ubicomp  cities  architecture  urban  environment  adamgreenfield  networked  disruption 
february 2009 by infovore
Jump London
In its entirety, on Google Video.
london  video  space  cities  parkour  documentary  urban 
january 2009 by infovore
"Turf Bombing is a location-based turf battle game which rewards and encourages traveling and learning about different neighborhoods." Location-based game that forces you to travel out of your normal areas, and potentially explore transport networks. Also: not designed around specific devices, just laptop+wifi.
urban  locational  gaming  play  space  geo  locative 
november 2008 by infovore
urban knitting: the world's most inoffensive graffiti
"there's a new form of graffiti in town, and it's extremely pleasant. so pleasant that i can't imagine even the harshest critics of regular graffiti getting wound up. i mean, who in their right mind would come face to face with a sweater-wearing tree and do anything but smile?"
urban  street  art  knitting  inoffensive  harmless  gentle  hipster 
november 2008 by infovore
thisplacement » Adventures in Urban Computing
"This is a write-up of my diploma project in interaction design from the Oslo School of Architecture and Design. The project is entitled ‘Adventures in Urban Computing’ and this weblog post contains a brief project description and a pdf of the diploma report." Well worth a read, and beautifully presented. I need to chew over this more.
ubicomp  urban  computing  behaviour  change  interactiondesign  design  project 
august 2008 by infovore
Simple Truths - Parkour on Vimeo
"I feel sometimes it is as important for us to see our mistakes as it is for us to see ourselves at our best, it gives us direction and allows us to progress looking backward as well as forward. So these are my simple truths." Lovely UK parkour video.
uk  parkour  mistakes  play  urban  cities  movement 
june 2008 by infovore
Momentary disruption |
"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
Freerunning goes to war as marines take tips from EZ, Livewire and Sticky | Special reports | Guardian Unlimited
"For years we have done our training in a certain way... it might be better to replace some of those generic exercises with others which will be better in an urban environment because of the work we are doing in Iraq and Afghanistan."
freerunning  parkour  army  military  marines  british  urban  warfare 
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
Little People - a tiny street art project
"Little handpainted people, left in London to fend for themselves"
art  blog  streetart  urban  photography  tiny 
september 2007 by infovore
Denis Darzacq :: Portfolios :: La chute
They're not falling. At least, not as high as you think. Wonderful composition n this photos.
photography  art  dance  urban  society 
april 2007 by infovore
New Statesman - City of illusions
"The map is an idealisation, a beautiful illusion of symmetry and grace. It gives form and order to the formless and disordered appearance of the capital." - Peter Ackroyd in the New Statesman, on the exhibition of London's Maps at the BL.
maps  cartography  culture  peterackroyd  london  cities  planning  urban  architecture 
november 2006 by infovore

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