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#CPHsignals: Linking neighborhoods through SignalLamps
#CPHsignals is an art installation in Copenhagen that uses a combination of old maritime SignalLamps, Morse code, and Twitter to connect two Copenhagen neighbourhoods cut off from each other by a shipping harbour.The devices were created as part of a Systems & Layers class...
 
Air Quality Egg's

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The Pachube community and a growing group of contributors including Mark Shepard, JP de Vooght, Rob van Kranenburg and others have embarked on developing what they are calling Air Quality Eggs. Taking another step forward in the emerging world of citizen sensing the open-source...
 
Another Situated Technologies book hits the shelves: The Internet of People for a Post-Oil World
The Architectural League of New York has just released their 8th pamphlet in their ongoing Situated Technologies series. This latest pamphlet is written by the artist and designer Christian Nold and by the founder of the Internet of Things...
 
APDuino Project

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APDUINO Project enables you to quickly and easily monitor and control your sensors enabled devices without programming.   The open-source APDuinOS software runs any Arduino Mega 2560 board equipped with Arduino Ethershield. Core features include Sensor, Control...
 
Articulated Surface

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Louisiana State University
Articulated Surface is a project created by three students (Justine Holzman, Ji Park and Luke Venable) for their Responsive Systems course at LSU's Landscape Architecture program. The proposal uses real-time data from the Atchafalaya River Basin to create a dynamic art installation and public...
 
City Dashboard

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CASA
City Dashboard is a project created by researchers at the CASA research lab that gives you a quick and easy way to check the real-time "pulse" of your city via a single page that aggregates and displays information from public API's and a range...
 
City Fireflies

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Uncoded
City Fireflies is an installation created by design and technology collective UNCODED for the facade at the Prado MediaLab in Madrid. The game functions by using light from cell phones as controllers that remove the "threats" that are...
 
Color Forecast: Real-time color trends

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Pimkie
Color Forecast is an app and website developed by fashion brand Pimkie that shows you which colors are trending in Europe's fashion capitals in real-time. Video cameras were placed strategically in high fashion/traffic areas in Paris, Milan, and Antwerp and then fed back into...
 
Connected Plaza - San Jose Plug-In-Play

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Rockwell Group digital interaction LAB
James and Joshua over at the Rockwell Group labs are getting some recognition in this years IxDAwards for their Plug-In-Play project installed in late 2010 at Richard Meier's San Jose City Hall. The project functioned via "stations" placed...
 
Crowd Sourcing Street Repair with Street Bump

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StreetBump
When it comes to technological innovation city governments are not high on the list and one gets the sense they still run on an ENIAC or maybe even an abacus. Add to it, the idea that a bureaucracy is...
 
MIT's LIVE Singapore

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MIT Senseable City Lab
Funded by the National Research Foundation (NRF) of Singapore and completed by MIT Senseable City Lab. The project hoped to give Singaporeans a new awareness of how their city behaves in response to their actions and presented the results to them through a series...
 
NASA's sensor driven 'Sustainability Base'
Forbes recently featured an article highlighting the construction of NASA's new 'Sustainability Base' a new facility at the Ames Research Center that will feature over 5,000 sensors in the new 2-story building expected to be completed the first quarter of...
 
Open world gaming: Ingress

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Google
Ingress is a new open world game from Google's Niantic Labs that transforms your real world "into the landscape for a global game of mystery, intrigue, and competition" Move through the real world using your Android device and...
 
Pedestrian and vehicular analytics with Meshlium Xtreme

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Libelium the creators of Waspmote have developed a new capability within their Meshlium Xtreme multiprotocol router that is able to detect any smartphone, laptop or networked device (including the ability to say if the smartphone is using an Iphone or Android OS) which comes...
 
Reconfigurable House-Hacking low tech architecture

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From the project Homepage: "The Reconfigurable House is an environment constructed from thousands of low tech components that can be "rewired" by visitors. The project is a critique of ubiquitous computing "smart homes", which are based on the...
 
Storefront Analytics: Motionloft

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Motionloft
Online companies have been using web analytics for years to analyze how long a visitor stays on their site and what they clicked on. The concept is now being extended to the real world via a wide range of sensor systems, machine learning and...
 
Surveillance to Broadcast: 2.4Ghz project

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Benjamin Gaulon, aka Recyclism is an artist, researcher and lecturer at the National College of Art and Design in Dublin. In his 2.4 GHz project he uses a wireless video receiver to hack into 2.4 GHz wireless surveillance cameras placed around the city and...
 
Trash Track

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MIT Sensible City Lab
From their project page: Why do we know so much about the supply chain and so little about the 'removal-chain'? Imagine a future where immense amounts of trash...
 
Turn To Clear Vision: A New Kind of View

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Turn To Clear Vision
Do you recall the ViewMaster toy by FisherPrice? You looked through pseudo-binoculars at slides of far away places or events while sitting on the living room couch. Well, Turn To Clear Vision has reinvented that experience at much higher, more technical level. ...
 
Using Machine-Learning to Study Cities: LiveHoods

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Carnegie Mellon University
LiveHoods is a project developed by a group of Urban Computing researchers at Carnegie Mellon focused on "studying the dynamics, structure, and character of a city on a large scale using social media and machine learning."Starting with New York City, San Francisco, and Pittsburgh...
 
 
 
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