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Can red-lights become the twitter of street performances? Express yourself in 140 seconds! 

via nedhepburn:

Pretty fucking amazing street performer breakdancing at a red light here in Guayaquil.

(via jesuisperdu)

THINK exhibit in New York

More and more big cooperations understood the financial importance of urban planning. Until now the main actors seem to be GE, Audi, BMW and IBM who are trying to show the potential of their fields of business for better cities in the future. The latter even dedicated a whole exhibition to the topic of SMART CITIES.

In case you are in New York have a look. The show is still on until the 23rd of October. If you have the possibility to visit the exhibition please post some information and images!

http://www.ibm.com/ibm100/us/en/thinkexhibit/

Great project. I saw this at an exhibition at the Centre Pompidou in Paris called DREAMLANDS. The vision of Walt Disney for EPCOT was not the trivial thing we know today but he was dreaming of a city for the future!

Have a look at the whole presentation. It´s even worth it to see it from a point of view on how to present a project also.

part 2:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pxC_a7qnGi8&feature=related

part 3:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gBNfauF6IHc&feature=related

Here is Walt Disney’s original idea for EPCOT. The film was made for the Florida Legislators so that the state would give the company the self-governing rights and permissions it needed to build its giant theme park, resort, city utopian thing. ***TRIVIA: He dyed his hair for this.

Eric Fischer is using GPS tagging data from both flickr and picassa in order to create this amazing mapping project called: The Geotaggers´ World Atlas.
                  
Maps based on social media services seem to be a new and powerful tool for architects and urban planners to analyze the structure of cities. It is interesting that the data shown is not only representing the build structure but also the usage of spaces (public and private). Points of interest can be either architectural based (landmark buildings, tourist attractions) or content based (concerts, exhibitions).
The differences between the three cities shown above and below are very obvious: Moscow the concentric city with a tale to the South-West and several satellites; Berlin the poly-centric city with a strong East-West orientation.
Hope to see some of this tools developed as open-source.
above Paris / below Moscow + Berlin:

Eric Fischer is using GPS tagging data from both flickr and picassa in order to create this amazing mapping project called: The Geotaggers´ World Atlas.

The Geotaggers' World Atlas #1: New York The Geotaggers' World Atlas #2: London The Geotaggers' World Atlas #3: Paris The Geotaggers' World Atlas #4: San Francisco The Geotaggers' World Atlas #5: Berlin The Geotaggers' World Atlas #6: Barcelona The Geotaggers' World Atlas #7: Boston The Geotaggers' World Atlas #8: Washington, DC The Geotaggers' World Atlas #9: Rome The Geotaggers' World Atlas #10: Toronto The Geotaggers' World Atlas #11: Chicago The Geotaggers' World Atlas #12: VancouverThe Geotaggers' World Atlas #13: Hong Kong The Geotaggers' World Atlas #14: Amsterdam The Geotaggers' World Atlas #15: Madrid The Geotaggers' World Atlas #16: Prague The Geotaggers' World Atlas #17: Las Vegas The Geotaggers' World Atlas #18: Venice The Geotaggers' World Atlas #19: Stockholm The Geotaggers' World Atlas #20: Tokyo

Maps based on social media services seem to be a new and powerful tool for architects and urban planners to analyze the structure of cities. It is interesting that the data shown is not only representing the build structure but also the usage of spaces (public and private). Points of interest can be either architectural based (landmark buildings, tourist attractions) or content based (concerts, exhibitions).

The differences between the three cities shown above and below are very obvious: Moscow the concentric city with a tale to the South-West and several satellites; Berlin the poly-centric city with a strong East-West orientation.

Hope to see some of this tools developed as open-source.

above Paris / below Moscow + Berlin:

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