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Bio Mapping - Christian Nold

"People re-explore their local area by walking the neighbourhood with the device and on their return a map is created which visualises points of high and low arousal. By interpreting and annotating this data, communal emotion maps are constructed that are packed full of personal observations which show the areas that people feel strongly about and truly visualise the social space of a community."

cityofsound: The street as platform

"We can’t see how the street is immersed in a twitching, pulsing cloud of data. This is over and above the well-established electromagnetic radiation, crackles of static, radio waves conveying radio and television broadcasts in digital and analogue forms, police voice traffic.  This is a new kind of data, collective and individual, aggregated and discrete, open and closed, constantly logging impossibly detailed patterns of behaviour. The behaviour of the street."

Experts Scoff at Sat Shoot-Down Rationale (Updated) | Danger Room from

'"Having the US government spend millions of dollars to destroy a billion-dollar failure to save zero lives is comedic gold," one tells DANGER ROOM.'

Sacramento Real Estate Statistics: Natomas Area Commercial Real Estate Photolog

"(The only beneficiaries of the glut appear to be the street racers. Every single empty street and vacant parking lot had circles burned in.)"

The Next American City / Boise’s west end project is a prime example of how the urban planning process should work

"Is this Europe - the Xanadu of coffee-house college grads and ivy leaguers? No. It’s a state of farmers, hunters, fishers and smart investors and business owners who get it. This is what we’re aiming for."

Stop Smiling Magazine » The Junkyard Band - The Word

"It’s thrived this long without serious play from concepts like “retail buy-ins” and “national radio partners,” so maybe brain-teasing on the widespread appeal isn’t the issue. Maybe it’s just incredible that a regional music has stayed distinct and virtually intact in its original form."

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