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My boss came out and spoke for five minutes in NYC and mentioning locking the web.... open. …

Compass Sidewalk Stencils Helping To Orient NYC Subway Riders When Exiting Station

2010 Jun 22, 7:31PermalinkCommentscompass stencil graffiti cultural-disobediance

DMTHEATRICS announces the exclusive NYC premiere of THE TWO GENTLEMEN OF LEBOWSKI

2010 Jan 13, 9:35A live stage performance of The Two Gentlemen of Lebowski.PermalinkCommentsshakespeare the-big-lebowski play performance humor nyc

Android eBook Reader And Makers

2009 Dec 13, 1:27

I was reading Makers, Cory Doctorow's latest novel, as it was serialized on Tor's website but with no ability to save my place within a page I set out to find a book reading app for my G1 Android phone. I stopped looking once I found Aldiko. Its got bookmarks within chapters, configurable fonts, you can look-up words in a dictionary, and has an easy method to download public domain and creative common books. I was able to take advantage of Aldiko's in-app book download system to get Makers onto my phone so I didn't have to bother with any conversion programs etc, and I didn't have to worry about spacing or layout, the book had the correct cover art, and chapter delimiters. I'm very happy with this app and finished reading Makers on it.

Makers is set in the near future and features teams of inventors, networked 3d printers, IP contention, body modifications, and Disney -- just the sort of thing you'd expect from a Cory Doctorow novel. The tale seems to be an allegory for the Internet including displacing existing businesses and the conflict between the existing big entertainment IP owners and the plethora of fans and minor content producers. The story is engaging and the characters filled out and believable. I recommend Makers and as always its Creative Commons so go take a look right now.

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YouTube - high five new york city

2009 Sep 28, 5:09Biker high fives folks hailing cabs in New York.PermalinkCommentshigh-five video nyc new-york humor

(Pics) “Knit Graffiti Crew” Bombs the Standard NYC - PSFK

2009 Sep 18, 5:52"We recently came across a series of colorfully decorated safety posts at the Standard Hotel in New York." The Knit Graffiti Crew strikes again.
PermalinkCommentshumor knit graffiti new-york nyc cultural-disobediance photo

Flickr: NYC Garbage's Photostream

2009 Sep 18, 5:47Photos of the NYC garbage cubes
PermalinkCommentshumor art trash nyc new-york photo

New York City Garbage by Justin Gignac -- Thank You for Littering.™

2009 Sep 18, 5:46Artist sells NYC garbage wrapped in lovely designed packaging to prove the correct packaging can sell anything.PermalinkCommentshumor art design new-york nyc trash gift shopping

High Five Escalator at Improv Everywhere

2009 Jun 4, 11:08"For our latest mission, Agent Lathan gave out 2,000 high fives by standing next to a subway escalator during the morning rush. Five additional agents spread out along the adjacent stairs, holding signs that prepared commuters for the upcoming high five fun."PermalinkCommentshumor improv-everywhere high-five escalator video youtube nyc subway

tweenbots | kacie kinzer

2009 Apr 13, 10:17If the face drawn onto the robot hadn't been as cute I doubt as many people would have helped =). "Tweenbots are human-dependent robots that navigate the city with the help of pedestrians they encounter. Rolling at a constant speed, in a straight line, Tweenbots have a destination displayed on a flag, and rely on people they meet to read this flag and to aim them in the right direction to reach their goal."PermalinkCommentstweenbot video social map robot cute nyc society humor

The Moth Podcast

2009 Mar 6, 5:36"The Moth, a not-for-profit storytelling organization, was founded in New York in 1997 by poet and novelist George Dawes Green, who wanted to recreate in New York the feeling of sultry summer evenings on his native St. Simon's Island, Georgia, where he and a small circle of friends would gather to spin spellbinding tales on his friend Wanda's porch."PermalinkCommentsmoth podcast humor rss story nyc community

The Weird And Wonderful Tech Art Of ITP's Winter Show

2008 Dec 29, 2:45Cool tech art projects from ITP.PermalinkCommentsart education itp nyc via:thefangmonster gizmodo photo gallery

The (Mostly) True Story of Helvetica and the New York City Subway: Voice: AIGA Journal of Design: Writing: AIGA

2008 Nov 22, 6:01"There is a commonly held belief that Helvetica is the signage typeface of the New York City subway system, a belief reinforced by Helvetica, Gary Hustwit's popular 2007 documentary about the typeface. But it is not true - or rather, it is only somewhat true"PermalinkCommentsvia:swannman nyc subway history font typography sign helvetica


2008 Oct 14, 12:50Cardboard filter that turns video monitors into an array of large color-changing boxes applied to public video billboard ads: "Pixelator turns those ugly, blinding video billboard ads into art."PermalinkCommentsart streetart cultural-disobediance subway graffiti advertising nyc diy howto

Wooster Collective: The "Village Pet Store And Charcoal Grill" Opens in New York City

2008 Oct 10, 10:11"Once inside Banksy's pet store, you discover such things as breaded fish that swim in a large round bowl while hot dogs are living the high life under heat lamps in cages near the cash register."PermalinkCommentsbanksy cultural-disobediance art pet-store nyc animal video

Street Corner Science with Leon Lederman Pt.1 | ScienCentral | Science Videos | Science News

2008 Sep 23, 1:11"...a film crew and a renowned scientist are plunked down on a busy city street corner, and an impromptu Q&A session with the public ensues." I like the concept. Two videos on the topicPermalinkCommentsvideo science education physics nyc via:boingboing

Human Mirror at Improv Everywhere

2008 Jul 7, 11:38Many sets of twins board a subway and act innocent forming a sort of mirror on the train.PermalinkCommentshumor prank video subway nyc performance-art via:boingboing

The Boys and the Subway - Niemann Opinion Art Blog - Abstract City -

2008 Jul 7, 10:44"My sons Arthur, 5, and Gustav, 3, are obsessed with the New York City subway system."PermalinkCommentshumor art nyc subway via:ethan_t_hein

Sightseeing in Liberty City - a set on Flickr

2008 May 13, 10:55"A side by side comparison of a photo tour in New York City and Liberty City...crazy details! More coming soon!"PermalinkCommentsvia:infosthetics architecture game gta nyc new-york photo videogame
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