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Flowing Maps Explore the City's Impact on the Local Environment

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Digital artist and illustrator Istvan has created a series of maps which artfully imagine the affect of cities and their human inhabitants on the local environment. His colorful images aren’t scientific in nature, but rather a personal exploration of what it might look like if the energies of the metropolis flowed out of the city itself.

“I wanted to represent the influence of cities on their environment as a kind of invisible fluid that overflows from the city to its surrounding.”

The flow of each city map was digitally rendered using local terrain to simulate the erosion flow Istvan desired, then reworked in Photoshop to create a unique identity for each place. The final images were printed on 70cm square acrylic glass.

 


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Bionic City magazine, September 2013

Bionic City magazine, September 2013 | Espaços expandidos | Scoop.it

"Completely awesome magazine on biomimetics by Melissa Sterry" Mike McCue, Founder, Flipboard


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DIY Cities: Post-Industrial Urban Futures, July 2013


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Bionic City's curator insight, July 16, 2013 5:29 AM

DIY Cities: Post-Industrial Urban Futures, a keynote presentation given by Design Scientist and Futurist Melissa Sterry at 'Future Cities', held on July 10th 2013 at The Biospheric Project, Salford, as part of the official programme of the Manchester International Festival 2013. To read the accompanying speech notes click http://www.slideshare.net/societas/diy-cities-post

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7 Ways Our Cities Will Change According to TED's Urban Experts

7 Ways Our Cities Will Change According to TED's Urban Experts | Espaços expandidos | Scoop.it
Silent parks. Designing for disabilities. Human-powered data. Garbage anthropology. World-class sidewalks. Floating favelas. Paint as infrastructure.

These are the keys to the cities of the future, according to the most recent TED conference, City 2.0. Last year, for the first time, the TED Prize went to an idea—the future of the city—and a million dollars was divvied up among ten grantees all over the world.

 

Last week was the first-ever TED City 2.0 conference, featuring several of those grantees plus many other urban leaders discussing their ideas for the future of the city.


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Simple ideas wrapped in big dreams. GET INSPIRED! 

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5 Ways Cities Are Using Big Data

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Big data's kind of a big deal. Here's how a few cities and using mass information to make their residents' lives a little easier.

 

Cities across the world, large and small, are utilizing big data sets — like traffic statistics, energy consumption rates and GPS mapping — to launch projects to help their respective communities. For example, New York recently released hundreds of high-value data sets to provide greater data collection transparency. Innovative projects are popping up nearly every day in different cities. And as more information becomes public, the potential for these increases significantly.

 

Visit the link for specific examples of cities utilizing big data to improve communities and leverage technology...

 

 


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