Infographic: Foursquare’s New Tool Maps Your Check-Ins As we amass more and more data about ourselves, the big challenge will be creating tools that help us put it to use in productive, positive ways. A quantified self is not necessarily an improved one. In the meantime, though, some personalized eye-candy can’t hurt. Foursquare launched its own visualization tool last week, letting users view their last 12 months of activity in a few different ways. In each, check-ins are represented by colorful little badges. You can sort them by date or by category, which line the badges up into orderly little rows. The latter will probably just confirm what you already know: you go out for coffee way too often.
Unit22 Zoetropes: Bartlett Architecture Dares to Care
‘By designing for the everyday tasks, including getting dressed, bathing and cooking, students have been encouraged to consider the role the built environment plays in protecting or helping the individual, rather than focusing purely on aesthetic.’
Lefebvre on space in The Production of Space.
‘perceived space’ (‘le percu’)
‘conceived space’ (‘le concu’)
‘lived space’ (‘le vecu’)
“… three interrelated aspects of space: representations of space (conceived space), spatial practices (perceived space), and spaces of representation2 (lived space).”
Watkins, C., 2005. Representations of Space, Spatial Practices and Spaces of Representation: An Application of Lefebvre’s Spatial Triad. Culture and Organization, 11(3), pp.209–220.
Discussing What is the Use of Ornament in Contemporary Art and Architecture?.
Writer Glenn Adamson, artist Grayson Perry, architect Sam Jacob from FAT and Charles Jencks, architectural theorist discuss ornament and decoration in both art and architecture at the ICA.
Handmade manual drawing machine by Niklas Roy made with simple materials - video embedded below:
This plotter is made entirely out of cardboard, welding rod, rubber bands, adhesive tape and super glue. The digital memory is a little book with plenty of different drawing codes, which are written down as coordinates. In this video I’m entering the first code, which makes the plotter draw “hello world”.
You can find out more about the project at Niklas’ blog here
LocalData, An App That Helps Communities Do Their Own Urban Planning. Via fastcodesign.com