Physical Dreamscape International

really-shit:

The Pinch is a small community center and library located in the mountain village of Shuanghe, China. Designed by John Lin and Olivier Ottevaere, the pinch features a curved roof which doubles as a children’s slide, an indoor library and a playground.

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(Source: frameweb.com, via naturenppl)

anniekoh:

Community Mapping as Participatory Embroidery (a CAPITAL B project) I love this. Found via CityFix.

anniekoh:

Community Mapping as Participatory Embroidery (a CAPITAL B project) I love this. Found via CityFix.

urbanfunscape:

Wifis.org is a start-up that aims to be a “contact form for your Wi-Fi network”. The new company, founded by Mathias Nitzsche, provides a free service that enables its users to be contacted by others through their wireless networks. How? People register a unique ID with the site (for instance wifis.org/example) and then rename their wireless network into that URL. People who spot your network can easily leave you a message by using the contact form on your personal page. Why would you use it? The company suggests that their service could appeal to “friendly neighbors might invite you to a beer, or ask if you want to share your Wi-Fi for a monthly payment”. What makes Wifis.org interesting is that it is a digital communication channel attached to place. Furthermore, it enables users to get contacted by others without revealing their personal details — the existence of a Wi-Fi network is enough to receive messages.

ooo geography. :)Seems like a response to my musings from earlier.

urbanfunscape:

Wifis.org is a start-up that aims to be a “contact form for your Wi-Fi network”. The new company, founded by Mathias Nitzsche, provides a free service that enables its users to be contacted by others through their wireless networks. How? People register a unique ID with the site (for instance wifis.org/example) and then rename their wireless network into that URL. People who spot your network can easily leave you a message by using the contact form on your personal page. Why would you use it? The company suggests that their service could appeal to “friendly neighbors might invite you to a beer, or ask if you want to share your Wi-Fi for a monthly payment”. What makes Wifis.org interesting is that it is a digital communication channel attached to place. Furthermore, it enables users to get contacted by others without revealing their personal details — the existence of a Wi-Fi network is enough to receive messages.

ooo geography. :)
Seems like a response to my musings from earlier.

small measures: work parties (via design*sponge)

Using the crop mob model as a spring board, I realized I could ask my community of friends for help with some tasks I’ve been wanting to get to. To that end, a handful of pals will be dropping by my place this coming Saturday, anytime between 3-6, to help with an assortment of yard tasks in serious need of addressing ever since this past winter’s blitzkrieg. We’ll work, and chat, and later we’ll feast, dining on a scrumptious meal provided by my stellar cook of a husband. In turn, I’ve offered to help my buddies in the future, should they find themselves in need of an extra set of hands.


In honor of National  Library Week (April 11-17, 2010), Brian  Feldman organized a week long performance where 67 Orange County Library System  (OCLS) card holders read aloud for one hour at a time from any book  they choose from the OCLS collection, on the entry roof of the  Orlando Public Library downtown branch.
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Every reader to this point had been taken up to the roof overlooking the  entryway to the library. This area is like a large never used balcony  with a grand view of the street below, and makes for an impressive  staging area.

I am thoroughly enjoying being subscribed to the urbansketchers feed. But this event was super interesting to me. I love reading aloud, and would love an event like this.

In honor of National Library Week (April 11-17, 2010), Brian Feldman organized a week long performance where 67 Orange County Library System (OCLS) card holders read aloud for one hour at a time from any book they choose from the OCLS collection, on the entry roof of the Orlando Public Library downtown branch.

Every reader to this point had been taken up to the roof overlooking the entryway to the library. This area is like a large never used balcony with a grand view of the street below, and makes for an impressive staging area.

I am thoroughly enjoying being subscribed to the urbansketchers feed. But this event was super interesting to me. I love reading aloud, and would love an event like this.