"As the CEO of the fictional Danish arms company Empire North, Jakob S. Boeskov traveled to Beijing in June 2002. He came to infiltrate China Police 2002, China's first international weapons fair. With him he had 300 fake business cards and a poster of a horrific hi-tech weapon."
Clara Boj and Diego Díaz, Red Libre, Red Visible / Free Network, Visible Network
The Free Network Visible Network project, propose to make visible the interchanged information between computers of a wireless network connected to Internet. The main objective is to ask for the free access to the net and at the same time to make actions in the urban landscape as a way to create new meanings in the public domain.
The mission of the initiative is to see how information technology can be diffused into everyday objects and settings, and to see how this can lead to new ways of supporting and enhancing people's lives that go above and beyond what is possible with the computer today.
Unlike existing indoor and outdoor user-positioning systems, Place Lab endeavors to provide planetary-scale and privacy observant user positioning by making use of existing infrastructure and offering a low barrier to participation.
The aim of the centre is to bridge the traditional gap between 'high' and popular culture and the divisions between various youth, sub- and minority cultures. The RIXC intends to become a meeting place for different types of culture on local and international scale.
"The Topological Media Lab provides a locus for studying gesture and materials from phenomenological, social and computational perspectives. TML research invents responsive media and expressive instruments that support novel technologies of performance and the architecture of hybrid media spaces."
i collect personal maps people draw. one's memory and perception of a place is very personal, so each is a reflection, however small or large, of how the individual connects to their environment: knowing, organizing, and understanding it.
Jennifer Bartlett, Doug Beube, Jonathan Callan, Maria Martinez-Cañas, Elaine Lustig Cohen, Luigi Ghirri, Maira Kalman, Joyce Kozloff, Paul Laster, Charles Luce, Meridith McNeal, Ati Maier, Rick Meyerowitz, Abelardo Morell, Karin Apollonia Müller, Vik Muniz, Gabriel Orozco, Kathy Prendergast, Gonzalo Puch, Lordy Rodriguez, Dan Zeller
A surprising online journal published by vodafone with topics such as "mobile environment," "Web and Entertainment," and the "Information Society of the Future," with a range of authors and artists contributing.
_knowscape evolves and becomes in 2003 a mobile downloadable space, a variable space with no fixed or frozen size as well as no definite location: _knowscape mobile, a mobile information architecture that has always both a temporary location in the physical space and a world wide digital one over the Internet.
The SwissHouse is a new type of consulate for science and technology, dedicated to knowledge exchange between two countries. It provides an innovative concept of the convergent architecture which integrates the virtual and the physical environments belonging to its knowledge-based community
"Design of an office building in La Defense area, Paris. Commissioned by the research department of the French Public Electricity Company (EDF), to develop a building that gains its energy from the sun."