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Monthly Archives: June 2007

For when you gotta go…

Public washroom signs in Bangkok by Jan Chipchase

Open

Open is a “bi-annual journal about art and the public domain” – although I think it’s fair to say it covers all sorts of topics related to space and culture. Here are a few of the articles available online:
‘How Many Movements?’ Mobile Telephones and Transformations in Urban Space by Caroline Bassett
Mobile telephones create aural space [...]

Virtual cars get actual tickets

Modern Japanese Classic by Benedict Radcliffe
Kosmograd reports: “The wireframe car, sits impassively, unexplained, a ghost from the virtual. It marks a point of slippage between the world and a mirror world. It certainly confused the hell out of local parking wardens, who issued it with a number of tickets.”
(via rhizome.org)

Everyday life

“Change and difference are not what separate us or tear us apart but the constituents of what glues us together—the very dynamic of all social process.”
–Neil Blair Christensen, Inuit in Cyberspace

Photo Essay: What the World Eats

Mongolia: The Batsuuri family of UlaanbaatarFood expenditure for one week: 41,985.85 togrogs or $40.02Family recipe: Mutton dumplings

Mexico: The Casales family [...]

Tuesday gazette

We recently watched Jacques Tati’s 1967 film Playtime, so were quite taken by Adam Greenfield’s post on Playtime, mobile culture and the city, and the conversation between him and Enrique Ramirez in the comments.
Michael Jenson brings up related concerns in his essay “New Urban topologies: The Desire for Public Place in the Age of Virtual [...]