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Notes on walking architecture

Friday, May 21st, 2010

Matt Jones’s presentation, “People are walking architecture,” offers much food for thought: on architecture and ubiquitous computing, Debord and Jobs, Saarinen and Shirky, and finally Jane Jacobs.

Another wave …of mirror neurons

Wednesday, February 10th, 2010

Google Wave makes room for Google Buzz, with default settings at “public” (not “private”), a very wrong move by Google. Meanwhile, chatroulette is what the kids are on, and it makes Buzzing look like holding hands in the park. The threat of harm in the promise of contact is part of the package. Fascinating.

Reading Fred Wilson on the hyperlocal

Saturday, April 19th, 2008

I started reading Fred Wilson back in January when one of’s blog posts referenced Wilson’s entry, Rethinking The Local Paper. Wilson is a NYC-based venture capitalist/ investor who funds start-ups related to new media, social networking, online technologies, …that sort of thing. He’s also quite brilliant, blogs (A VC – Musings of a VC […]

Mobile City must-reads on locative media and location-based services

Sunday, April 6th, 2008

The Mobile City blog is on a roll with four fascinating posts on locative media. The first three (from March 29) are by Michiel de Lange, while the fourth (from April 4) is by Tijmen Schep. In Mobile phone access for Cubans: the “mobile” as rhetorical force de Lange points to a key theme that’s […]

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