“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.”
Street Ghosts

“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.”

Street Ghosts

(Source: varanine)

People rest and relax on public steps anyway, so why not give them a comfortable way to do so? Stair Squares, a concept by Mark Reigelman, are little blue tables that fit perfectly onto steps to offer little tables for eating and reading. The stairs were installed on the front steps of Brooklyn’s Borough Hall in the summer of 2007.

People rest and relax on public steps anyway, so why not give them a comfortable way to do so? Stair Squares, a concept by Mark Reigelman, are little blue tables that fit perfectly onto steps to offer little tables for eating and reading. The stairs were installed on the front steps of Brooklyn’s Borough Hall in the summer of 2007.

"How is information technology shaping public space in today’s cities? What opportunities do new technologies offer to empower and activate citizens? And how can we hack these technological systems to do more for us? "

Adam Greenfield at Science Gallery, Trinity College, Dublin as part of Innovation Dublin 2011.

Times Square to Art Square is a very complex project with a simple goal: to turn all advertising on Times Square into art.

"We want to convince the world that advertising space should be about more than promoting goods and services, that those spaces could also be used for creative expressions. We will invest the donations into the realization of Art Square, while searching for cooperative Billboards owners and billboard advertisers."

Brilliant.

www.timessquaretoartsquare.org | @ts2as

If this is fake it’s excellent. If it’s real it’s even better.

I Wish This Was by Candy Chang lets people have their say about the vacant buildings in their city. An easy tool to voice what they want and where they want it. Just fill them out and put them on abandoned buildings and beyond.
The stickers are custom vinyl and they can be easily removed without damaging property. It’s a fun, low-barrier tool to provide civic input on-site, and the responses reflect the hopes, dreams, and colourful imaginations of different neighborhoods.
iwishthiswas.com (via @neb / @juhavantzelfde)

I Wish This Was by Candy Chang lets people have their say about the vacant buildings in their city. An easy tool to voice what they want and where they want it. Just fill them out and put them on abandoned buildings and beyond.

The stickers are custom vinyl and they can be easily removed without damaging property. It’s a fun, low-barrier tool to provide civic input on-site, and the responses reflect the hopes, dreams, and colourful imaginations of different neighborhoods.

iwishthiswas.com (via @neb / @juhavantzelfde)

Graffiti Research Labs’ SVG2BVG uses custom computer vision software to detect graffiti tags, sending the ensuing shape to a diy laser cutter and outputting the tag as a stencil in realtime.

"The stencils are conveniently sized for the television screens in the Berlin U-Bahn system - allowing you to go all-city and create cheap, non-permanent, light-based graffiti in the comfort of your own transit system.”

‘Dead Drops’ is an anonymous, offline, peer to peer file-sharing network in public space. Aram Barthol is ‘injecting’ USB flash drives into walls, buildings and curbs accessable to anybody in public space. You are invited to go to these places (so far 5 in NYC) to leave or find files on a dead drop. Plug your laptop to a wall, house or pole to share your files and date. 

Dead Drops’ is an anonymous, offline, peer to peer file-sharing network in public space. Aram Barthol is ‘injecting’ USB flash drives into walls, buildings and curbs accessable to anybody in public space. You are invited to go to these places (so far 5 in NYC) to leave or find files on a dead drop. Plug your laptop to a wall, house or pole to share your files and date.