Tracking Transience

September 15th, 2007 | Filed under: Mapping, Scary, Social | 2 Comments »


Where is Hasan Elahi right now? After an interogation stint with the FBI, mistaken as an enemy combatant, artist and self declared troublemaker, Hassan, now reveals every detail about his life an FBI agent would want to know. So. . . no need to every summon Hassan ever again. Simply go to and locate him (via self imposed gps tracker), see what he’s eaten, where he’s been, what urinals he’s used, etc.

via conflux

cut & paste

September 11th, 2006 | Filed under: Social | 1 Comment »


The bboy battle of design; the visual DMC; the Iron Chef of 2D art.

cut & paste design contest is coming to New York City: 10/21, Chicago: 11/04, Los Angeles: 11/11, and San Francisco: 11/18. FUN!

[Video from cut & paste 2005]

Inner City Youth, London

July 20th, 2006 | Filed under: Photography, Scary, Social | 1 Comment »


Inner-City Youth, London is a narrated photo essay by Simon Wheatly.  It attempts to capture the lives of Londons under-privalaged youth and the music culture (grime) that is developing out of their real-world experiences and the influence of mainstream American hip-Hop.

While you're there, be sure to check out Magnum Photos – In Motion, with many other similar presentations covering subjects pertinent to todays and tommorrows world.

Magnum Photos is a photographic co-operative of great diversity and distinction owned by its photographer-members. With powerful individual vision, Magnum photographers chronicle the world and interpret its peoples, events, issues and personalities.


Themail : Visualizing Email Conversations

March 11th, 2006 | Filed under: Internet, Mapping, Programming, Social | 2 Comments »

Themail parses your email conversation history into a revealing analysis of what you talk about to whom and how often. [pdf]

via information aesthetics

A Force More Powerful

March 11th, 2006 | Filed under: Products, Social, Urbanism, Virtual Reality | 3 Comments »

A Force More Powerful is the first and only game to teach the waging of conflict using nonviolent methods. Destined for use by activists and leaders of nonviolent resistance and opposition movements, the game will also educate the media and general public on the potential of nonviolent action and serve as a simulation tool for academic studies of nonviolent resistance.

via Z Partners

Your normal day, a project for anyone who wakes up in the mornings.

March 8th, 2006 | Filed under: Internet, Photography, Social | No Comments »

Is your normal day is as normal as mine? Scan the globe for a glimpse of what other people go through in a day and upload your own normal day. Your Normal Day is by Björn Fagerholm.

Tunecore + your music = lots of bling

February 15th, 2006 | Filed under: Internet, Products, Social | 4 Comments »

Tunecore is a completely new model of music distribution that will take your original music and put them up for sale on iTunes and Rhapsody (physical distribution coming soon). Simple. Cheap. No rights mongering or contracts. Get that bling you wanted.

CPUShare: Supercomputers for the rest of us

February 12th, 2006 | Filed under: Computing, Internet, Social | No Comments »

CPUShare aims to translate your free CPU time to supercomputing credits on the same network at a later time or real hard cash (soon).

Nevel : Moving Labyrinth

January 29th, 2006 | Filed under: Architecture, Design, Programming, Social | 1 Comment »

NEVEL is a moving labyrinth (11 X 11 m) consisting of 9 programmable walls able to rotate 360°. Architecture comes alive, walls become doors, spaces open and close, visitors are locked up and set free again.

via wmmna

Geometry, an innate ability

January 24th, 2006 | Filed under: Biology, Science, Social | 2 Comments »

An indigenous group called the Mundurukú, who live in isolated villages in several Brazilian states in the Amazon jungles, have no words in their language for square, rectangle, triangle or any other geometric shape except circles. . .Yet, researchers have discovered, they appear to understand many principles of geometry as well as American children do, and in some cases almost as well as American adults. An article describing the findings appears in the Jan. 20 issue of Science. [NY Times article]

Thanks, Neil.