Archive for 2010

  • 05.04.2010

    Open Data Ottawa

    On April 24th I attended a hackfest at Ottawa’s City Hall organized by the Open Data Ottawa group. ‘Open Data’ is a growing movement to encourage governments of all levels to release public data in open and machine-readable formats which allow for reuse and development. A few examples of data that could be made available […]

  • 05.04.2010

    Colours in Cultures

    What colour is happiness in China? Or good luck in Africa? Or anger in Eastern Europe? Are any colour meanings universal across cultures and continents? A visualisation of the meanings of different colours in different cultures by David McCandless and via: Information is Beautiful

  • 05.03.2010

    Tracing Mobility: Cartography + Migration in Networked Space

    Nottingham, UK : May 14th, 2010 Trampoline will present the first in a new series of platform events, called Territorial Play. This event will launch the Tracing Mobility programme and seeks to illustrate and annotate the critical debate of the Tracing Mobility Symposia by presenting a day long event of performances, screenings, live music, pervasive […]

  • 05.01.2010


    Thousands of people watched powerless while a person was hanging from the ceiling, slowly swinging, for hours and hours. It happened yesterday, in the popular website Chatroulette, where people from all over the world can anonymously and randomly see each other through their webcams and chat with perfect strangers. The hanging man was in fact […]

  • 04.30.2010

    Adaptation Festival: Hybrid Cities

    What, where and when As part of the Adaptation Festival, The Mobile City and Virtueel Platform organize ‘Designing the Hybrid City’. This is an event that focuses on the role of digital media and technologies in urban design. It takes place in the Dutch Culture Centre in Shanghai, August 16-17 2010. Main theme: how do […]

  • 04.29.2010


    While similar applications like SpatialKey are aimed at business intelligence and interaction, indiemapper is built for cartographers slash designers who want to make static maps. via FlowingData

  • 04.26.2010

    Airspace Rebooted

    Airspace Rebooted from ItoWorld on Vimeo. A visualisation of the northern European airspace returning to use after being closed due to volcanic ash. Due to varying ash density across Europe, the first flights can be seen in some areas on the 18th and by the 20th everywhere is open.

  • 04.26.2010

    Too Cool For School Art & Science Fair

    Cell Phone Piano, part of a series of sculptures made from old discarded cell phones by Joe McKay. Each key on the keyboard is wired into a key on a cell phone – as you play, you are also dialing. FREE: Saturday, May 8, 12 – 4pm Brigantine Room, Harbourfront Centre 235 Queen’s Quay West, […]

  • 04.23.2010

    Panoramic Wifi Camera

    Panoramic Wifi Camera from Adam Somlai-Fischer on Vimeo. Wifi Camera reveals the electromagnetic space of our devices and the shadows that we create within such spaces, in particular our wifi networks which are increasingly found in coffee shops, offices and homes throughout cities of the developed world. We take real time “photos” of wifi space.

  • 04.23.2010


    Image Credit: Cheryl Sourkes, BRB (Be Right Back), 2010. Courtesy of the artist. Status Update Curated by Shauna Thompson Annie Onyi Cheung, Melanie Lowe, Robert Lendrum and Matthew Williamson, Jennifer Marman and Daniel Borins, Cheryl Sourkes Doris McCarthy Gallery University of Toronto Scarborough April 28 – May 19, 2010 Opening: Wednesday April 28, 6 to […]