Newseum : Today's Front Pages

June 29th, 2005 | Filed under: Mapping, News, Social | No Comments »

Today’s Front Pages” is Newseum‘s interactive presentation of front pages from more than 300 newspapers from around the world. [launch] (map view)

via WorldChanging

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Worm Simulator

June 28th, 2005 | Filed under: Internet, Mapping, Programming, Social, Technology | 2 Comments »

Symantec’s free Worm Simulator visualizes infamous worm and virus attacks across local networks and the globe. You can also create your own simulations with custom configurations of networks and protection policies.

via Z+

360 degrees : Interactive Documentary on Crime

June 27th, 2005 | Filed under: Internet, Social, Urbanism | No Comments »

Who is in prison and why? 360degrees documents and interactively presents a timeline and a series of stories from the life of prisons and those that are affected and involved in the system.

The Secret Lives of Numbers

June 24th, 2005 | Filed under: Internet, Mapping, Mathematics, Programming, Social | 5 Comments »

The Secret Life of Numbers (2002) is Golan Levin’s interactive visualization of numbers (0-100,000) mapped according to their popularity on the internet. Patterns emerge. [launch applet]

Air Pollution Forecasts

June 23rd, 2005 | Filed under: Health, Internet, Mapping, Social, Urbanism | 1 Comment »

YourAir offers daily forecast maps (detailed down to each street) for air pollution in the London area, something we should have now and are going to need in every major city in the near future. The pollutants are also mapped according to a health index and concentration levels for easy access. [pollution animation]

via WorldChanging | ESA

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ScriptCenter : ATMs for Drug Prescriptions

June 23rd, 2005 | Filed under: Future, Products, Social, Technology | 2 Comments »

ScriptCenters, by Asteres are starting to appear in California, Virginia and Hawaii, some offering 24-7 prescription pickups or the capacity to accept new prescriptions.

via MedGadget | CNN | WSJ

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Urban Underground Farming

June 20th, 2005 | Filed under: Architecture, Biology, Future, Social, Sustainability, Technology, Urbanism | 21 Comments »

Using computer-controlled temperature and LEDs , an underground rice and vegetable farm called Pasona O2 in Tokyo hopes to have its first harvest this summer (2005).

via Pasta and Vinegar | Trends in Japan

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Hamster Wheel Living

June 14th, 2005 | Filed under: Architecture, Design, Social | No Comments »

Turn On by AllesWirdGut.

via Life Without Buildings | AR

Pedestrian Levitation

June 9th, 2005 | Filed under: Architecture, Design, Mapping, Social | No Comments »

Pedestrian Levitation by Thomas Laureyssens traces real pedestrian flow and projects selected virtual vectors back into the physical world.

via information aesthetics | wmmna | r – echos


June 9th, 2005 | Filed under: Photography, Social | No Comments »

Exactitudes is the work of Rotterdam-based photographer Ari Versluis and stylist Ellie Uyttenbroek. Their series of portraits document and classify the homogeneous dress codes within subcultures and group identities. (I know. It’s old. But it’s new for me.)