|Location: Suburban Beijing, China|
Photographer: Jin Hai ??
|Location: Murska Sobota, Satahovci, Slovenia|
Photographer: Borut Bencak
|Location: Visegrad, Bosnia and Herzegovina|
Photographer: Dean Karamehmedovic
Event: Best Of 2009
|Location: Berkeley, California, USA|
Photographer: Sergio J Blandon
Photographer: Andreas Schniertshauer
|Location: Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes, Empire, Michigan, USA|
Photographer: Cary Ewing
Event: Best Of 2009
|Location: Kawazu, Shizuoka, Japan|
Photographer: Rikuichi Kishimoto
Event: Best of 2006
|Location: Puer, Yunnan, China|
Photographer: Jesse Lee ????????
|Location: The Tatra Mountains, Zakopane, Poland|
Photographer: Maciej G. Szling
|Location: Santa Clarita Studios, Santa Clarita, California, USA|
Photographer: Pat Swovelin †
|Location: Aomori, Japan|
Photographer: Hironori Hagiwara
|Location: Elche (Alicante), Spain|
Photographer: Antonio Victor Garcia-Serrano, PhD
|Location: Valhallavägen 79, Stockholm, Sweden|
Photographer: Lennart Mollerstrom
Event: Best Of 2010
|Location: Peitou, Taipei, Taiwan|
Photographer: Walker Young
|Location: Retterschwangertal, Bavaria, Germany|
Photographer: Markus Matern
Event: International Year of Forests
2013 has been quite a year for research - the Smart/Future Cities discussion has moved forward with a notable pace, new setups such as the Future Cities Catapult and the Smart London Report from the GLA are starting to drive the uptake. It has been a year of research around cities with multiple new grants, awards and PhD funding at The Bartlett Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis (home of digitalurban).
Of note in the literature is Mike Batty’s new book on The Science of Cities along with new papers in the CASA Working Paper Series – now up to number 194 and all available to download. We have launched a new MSc in Smart Cities and Urban Analytics as well as an MRes in Smart Cities to run along side the current MRes in Advanced Spatial Analysis and Visualisation, opening up a number of new routes to gain a Masters Degree at CASA. As a note to the season, our Christmas Movie is below:
2014 brings with it teaching of the Occulus Rift Virtual Reality Headset on our Masters courses, new research into the emotions of cities and a continuation of everything cities at CASA – from all @CASA and @digitalurban have a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year….
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Screens in the Wild is a collaborative project initiated by researchers from the Space Group at University College London and the Mixed Reality Lab at University of Nottingham. It investigates how media screens located in urban space can be designed to benefit public life, rather than merely transmit commercial content.
The project is building a series of architectural interfaces in East London and Nottingham neighbourhoods, which use broadcast media and interactive technologies to enhance real world connections, add value to the daily experience of the urban environment, foster community participation and ownership of the urban space. In this project we are seeking to involve local organisations and residents as key partners in the creative development process.
It is one of our favourite projects out of the current Research in the Wild themes, The Screens in the Wild team includes: makers, architects, HCI designers, computer scientists, anthropologists, developers, artists and curators.
Find out more at http://www.screensinthewild.org/(Visited 225 times, 1 visits today)
Pigeon Sim is a Kinect powered, Google Earth linked, system to fly around live data – pulling in feeds from citydashboard.org it was developed originally as part of an EPSRC funded exhibition project (ANALOGIES) in April 2012 by CASA Researcher George MacKerron (now Lecturer at the University of Sussex). It is now part of the ESRC funded TALISMAN project at CASA and Leeds where it is being further developed to link into the DISTANCE Internet of Schools project funded by the TSB.
As part of a wider segment on the BBC’s One Show with a 4 minute documentary about pigeons by Mike Dilger and Adam Rogers the Pigeon Sim was wired up for a fly through by comedian Jack Dee. The clip below shows the system in action and our attempt of making sense of the whole thing on live tv:
The One Show was hosted by Chris Evans and Alex Jone and attracts audience ratings in excess of 4 million, the joys of live TV and technology should not be underestimated – it worked but with a full studio getting the Kinect to recognise a comedian in a pigeon outfit is challenging to say the least…..
You can fly Pigeon Sim yourself at the Almost Lost exhibition in Wellington Arch, London, from December 4th.(Visited 345 times, 1 visits today)