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Wed 13 Feb, 2013
Last week we were asked by someone in our network what equipment they should kit out a new co-working space with. I think they were a bit surprised when we replied that we thought it was better to commission some beautiful innovative work than spend funds on hardware that might quickly be obsolete.
So I promised to send some examples of the kind of thing I meant, including some inspiration around data visualisations installed in and on buildings. Unfortunately I didn't really have any at hand, but Twitter did. Please add yours in the comments if you have more:
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Mon 4 Feb, 2013
The creative team behind Hello Lamp Post! spent the day exploring Bristol and combing the city for codes. These codes, already etched and stenciled onto everyday items of street furniture, will play a crucial role in the Hello Lamp Post! project.Posted by Verity McIntosh
Sun 20 Jan, 2013
Watershed is delighted to announce Hello Lamp Post! by London-based experience design studio PAN, as the winner of Bristol’s first ever Playable City Award. Their idea was chosen from 93 applications from around the world and will be produced and installed in Bristol this summer, before being toured internationally.Posted by Verity McIntosh
Tue 11 Dec, 2012
Today we hosted a group of 22 A-level IT students from Saltash School in The Pervasive Media Studio. After giving them a taster of what we do, I talked them through the Playable City concept and then got them into groups to come up with their own playable city ideas. We gave them a range of locations and audiences to start them off, and just half an hour to brainstorm. I was blown away by their enthusiasm and ideas:Posted by Clare Reddington
Thu 8 Nov, 2012
As of 2010, more than half of the world’s population can be found in cities and the numbers continue to grow. In the UK today, 8 out of 10 of us live in urban centres.
Crowding diversity requires us to be more social, to access many points of view when developing new ideas. We are able to test things out, throwing ideas away, or defending them to the death in equal measure with those who think differently to us.Posted by Verity McIntosh