There’s a whole bunch of great events happening in Brighton this March: Codebar, Curiosity Hub, She Codes Brighton, 300 Seconds, She Says Brighton, and Ladies that UX. Lots of these will be downstairs from Clearleft in Middle Street—very handy!
Some sleuthing uncovers an interesting twist in New York’s psychogeography:
All of the buildings have been demolished, and in some cases the entire street has since been erased. But a startling picture still emerged: New York once had a neighborhood for typography.
Look at the streets of Brighton for some games to play while you’re in town for dConstruct.
Prepare to lose yourself for hours as you keep hitting “take me somewhere else” through these most bizarre and wonderful Google street view locations.
A fascinating piece by James on trap streets, those fictitious places on maps that have no corresponding territory.
In the hippest areas for Street Art, life-sized pictures of people found on Google’s Street View are printed and posted without authorization at the same spot where they were taken.
I’m in St. John’s right now. Once you start perusing this excellent photoblog, you’re going to feel like you’re there too.
It turns out that Big Bird is a god-defying instantiation of Moorcock’s Eternal Champion. Magnificent!
Big Bird and Snuffy go with him to stand in the Hall of Two Truths at the gate to the afterlife. The gigantic foam balls on these guys! Sure, Elmo loves you, but when’s the last time Elmo held anyone’s hand on the threshold of eternal night?
Sheer brilliance: taking the street grid of Manhattan and extending it to cover the entire world. For the record, I live near the intersection of east 11,303rd avenue and 63,475th street.
Portraits of people that tweet, what they tweet, where they tweet.
Testing James Joyce: this is like the Seven Bridges of Königsberg puzzle but with Guinness.
Some of the more unusual moments in time that have been captured by Google Street View. There’s something very Gibsonian about this.
Snakes'n'ladders played on the streets of London. Fun!
Nifty old-school 8-bit tiles superimposed on OpenStreetMap data.
This is wonderful: maps that travel from the internet to the papernet and back to the internet again. Print out from OpenStreetMap, annotate in the real world, and scan the annotated map.
The Evening Standard picks up the story of Silicon Roundabout: Last.fm, Dopplr, Schulze and Webb, Moo...
I had a very pleasant chat on the phone with Ben Worthen from the Wall Street Journal. He likes my social buzzword generator.
Here's the first initiative from the WaSP Street Team: labeling outdated webdev books in libraries as hazardous material.
Little handpainted people left in London to fend for themselves.
"The cup holder is easily clamped with one hand to posts in the street, then used as a coat/bag/umbrella hanger and a drink holder." Smart.
If Holbein had been a street artist, the results might have looked something like this.