Archive for the “Scenario” Category

6 billion others

Friday, June 29th, 2007

6 billion others, originally uploaded by densitydesign.

A future online repository of thousands of video & audio testimonies as a portrait of contemporary mankind. the people are recorded in a full frame shot so that the closeness of the interviewee’s face generates an intimacy encouraging attentive listening.
The aim of the “6 billion others” project is to create a sensitive & human portrait of the planet’s inhabitants, by revealing each person’s universality & individuality. 6 different directors travel across the world to interview about 6,000 people from 65 different countries. the questions chosen deal with diverse topics, such as family, experiences, what makes us laugh or cry, what gives life meaning, & the like.


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What if

Thursday, June 28th, 2007

What if, originally uploaded by densitydesign.

[This chart represents] the ways my life could have deviated from its actual path

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WorldMapper

Tuesday, June 19th, 2007

WorldMapper, originally uploaded by densitydesign.

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SENSEable City Laboratory

Tuesday, June 19th, 2007

Fig 5, originally uploaded by densitydesign.

The increasing deployment of sensors and hand-held electronics in recent years is allowing a new approach to the study of the built environment. The way we describe and understand cities is being radically transformed – alongside the tools we use to design them and impact on their physical structure. Studying these changes from a critical point of view and anticipating them is the goal of the SENSEable City Laboratory, a new research initiative between the MIT Department of Urban Studies and Planning and the MIT Media Lab.

The real-time city is now real! The increasing deployment of sensors and hand-held electronics in recent years is allowing a new approach to the study of the built environment. The way we describe and understand cities is being radically transformed – alongside the tools we use to design them and impact on their physical structure. Studying these changes from a critical point of view and anticipating them is the goal of the SENSEa

All mapped out

Tuesday, June 19th, 2007

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Describing the world Vol. II

Tuesday, June 12th, 2007

“Everything-I-Touch”., originally uploaded by densitydesign.

Jan Chipchase’s photo-ethnographic research strategy “Everything-I-Touch”.

“Using a digital camera, the participant is asked to take a photo of everything they touch for at least half a day sometimes from the moment they get up. If you like user research data, the results are a rich orgy of the mundane. The method was successful enough in achieving its original aims, but also yielded other interesting data such as highlighting the flow of the day, the order in which tasks were completed – people likely to pee before checking the weather in the mornings, and understanding the range of contexts where the user spends time.”

Viva

Sunday, June 10th, 2007

Viva, originally uploaded by densitydesign.

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Vodafone vision of future

Sunday, June 10th, 2007

Vodafone vision of future, originally uploaded by densitydesign.

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Discrete vision urban space.

Sunday, June 10th, 2007

corel001, originally uploaded by densitydesign.

N.EST, EastNaples, is a lay out on urban imaginary, a database of artworks that are index-linked on a geographical grid of a real ground – the Eastern part of Naples – at which artists are requested to inspire themselves. EastNaples is the (art)work of recognition over a place through digital and visual arts, creativity and research. It will re give a multiple vision of the metamorphosis of the urban scene during the next future. N.EST is an hybrid half art, half research and everyday experience; it is a talk place and develops itself as a cultural active subject: N.EST records the present and its perceptions.

N.EST is database linked to the map if East Naples: a symbolic space located at napoliest.it, napoliest.com, napoliest.net, eastnaples.it, areaest.com. N.EST is a multilayer project: by basing on two function levels, N.EST works through art project and involves different creativities. N.EST is either an urban critic artwork and an originator of contents and expressions, a reflection base and a contemporaries archive born for a confrontation with a space with the aim of meet it intimately: to understand and therefore to interpret/modify also in a non – digital way.
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Worst case scenarios

Sunday, June 10th, 2007

Dumpster, originally uploaded by densitydesign.

How to Wrestle Free from an Alligator: 4. If its jaws are closed on something you want to remove (for example, a limb), tap or punch it on the snout.

Though it’s being marketed as a humorous title–after all, it’s unlikely you’ll be called upon to land a plane, jump from a motorcycle to a moving car, or win a swordfight–the information contained in The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook is all quite sound. Authors Joshua Piven and David Borgenicht consulted numerous experts in their fields (they’re cited at the end of the book) to discover how to survive various and sundry awful events. Parachute doesn’t open? Your best bet for survival is to hook your arms through the straps of a fellow jumper’s chute–and even then you’re likely to dislocate both shoulders and break both legs. Car sinking in water? Open the window immediately to equalize pressure, then open the car door and swim to the surface. Buried in an avalanche? Spit on the snow–it will tell you which direction is really up.