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Monthly Archives: May 2008

Welcome to the new game city, real but not actual

Liberty City is inspired by New York, but not beholden to it. While there are many parallels, Liberty exists in its own universe and rightfully so. Many open-world games have cities that feel as if they existed only from the moment you first turned on your console, but Liberty City looks lived in. It’s an […]

Urban interventions

Situated Technologies: Toward the Sentient City An exhibition critically exploring the evolving relationship between ubiquitous/pervasive computing and urban architecture. The Architectural League of New York invites architects, artists, designers, technologists, engineers, urbanists, or teams thereof, to submit qualifications for an exhibition that will critically explore the evolving relationship between ubiquitous/pervasive computing and urban architecture. The […]

Three million tulips

Photo by hswapnil The annual Tulip Festival began on Friday and runs until May 19th. In the fall of 1945, Princess Juliana of the Netherlands presented Ottawa with 100,000 tulip bulbs. The gift was given in appreciation of the safe haven that members of Holland’s exiled royal family received during the Second World War in […]