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» ポートランドに学ぶ「ネイバーフッドデザイン」。吹田良平さん × 荒昌史さんが語る「東京のGREEN Neighborhood」

» ポートランドに学ぶ「ネイバーフッドデザイン」。吹田良平さん × 荒昌史さんが語る「東京のGREEN Neighborhood」 | marucol's scrapbook | Scoop.it
「都市生活」。その言葉に、あなたはどんなイメージを持っていますか? 活発で充実した暮らし? 混み合った煩わしい暮らし? それとも、無縁社会の冷たい暮らし? きっとどれも、多くの都市が基本として持つ側面であり、東京もその例に漏れずさまざまな顔を持ち合わせている巨大都市。では、あなたにとっての心地よい都市生活とは?

今回、首都圏を拠点に集合住宅や街のコミュニティづくりに取り組む荒昌史さんがお迎えしたのは、「都市再生事例」として注目を集める米国オレゴン州ポートランドのコミュニティ感覚を著書『GREEN Neighborhood』にて紹介する吹田良平さん。おふたりが考える理想的な都市生活「東京のGREEN Neighborhood」って何なのでしょうか。・・・・・・

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中国で開催された「アニメまつり」のオブジェがヤバイと話題に

中国で開催された「アニメまつり」のオブジェがヤバイと話題に | marucol's scrapbook | Scoop.it
ちびっ子はもちろん、“大きなちびっ子” こと大人も大好きなものといえば、漫画やアニメのキャラクターだ。誰にでもお気に入りの漫画作品やアニメ作品はあるだろう。 つい先日、中国の温州市で「アニメ漫画祭り」なるイベントが開催されたのだが、会場に華を添えるはずのキャラクターオブジェたちのクオリティが激ヤバすぎると中国ネットユー…...
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61 Amazing Manhole Covers from Japan

61 Amazing Manhole Covers from Japan | marucol's scrapbook | Scoop.it

Manhole covers are ubiquitous in the modern urban fabric; they are typically drab and purely utilitarian.  In Japan, municipalities take pride in the this ordinary piece of the landscape and convert them into extraordinary works of art that reflect the local people, place and culture. 

 

Tags: book review, landscape, art, urban, culture, place, EastAsia.

 


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Lauren Stahowiak's curator insight, April 14, 2014 6:00 PM

This is a great take on art and the ways of celebrating Japan with touches of personal findings and ideas. These manhole covers are cheery and reflect a piece of Japan that not only tell stories, but embrace history.

Kaitlin Young's curator insight, December 12, 2014 3:17 PM

While many would consider it silly to turn something as ordinary as manhole covers into pieces of art, I believe that it is an amazing way to represent the culture of a place. Different townships and neighborhoods in Japan have distinct designs that relate to that place. This acts as an artistic expression of the characteristics of that place, since the designs are often chosen and designed by the people of that place. Some covers show historical events, animals, and even religious symbolism. I would love to flip through the book and try to imagine why each place chose each design. 

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How Google Builds Its Maps—and What It Means for the Future of Everything

How Google Builds Its Maps—and What It Means for the Future of Everything | marucol's scrapbook | Scoop.it
An exclusive look inside Ground Truth, the secretive program to build the world's best accurate maps.

 

Behind every Google Map, there is a much more complex map that's the key to queries but hidden from view. The deep map contains the logic of places: their no-left-turns and freeway on-ramps, speed limits and traffic conditions. This is the data that Google uses to navigate you from point A to point B.

Last week, Google showed me the internal map and demonstrated how it was built- the first time the company has let anyone see how the project it calls GT, or "Ground Truth," actually works.

Google opened up at a key moment in its evolution. The company began as an online search company, but then the mobile world exploded. Now, where you're searching from has become almost as important as what you're searching for. Google responded by creating an operating system, brand, and ecosystem that has become the only significant rival to Apple's iOS.

And for good reason. If Google's mission is to organize all the world's information, the most important challenge -- far larger than indexing the web -- is to take the world's physical information and make it accessible and useful...

 

Read the entire article for a fascinating look at how Google utilizes mapping systems, geo data, mobile technology, and visual representation to manage massive amounts of data from varying sources, including one of the most important to the success of Google Maps- human intelligence.


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ニコンD5200が発表 D5100とスペック表で比較してみました!|ニコンのデジカメ関連製品全般 デジタル@備忘録

ニコンD5200が発表 D5100とスペック表で比較してみました!|ニコンのデジカメ関連製品全般 デジタル@備忘録 | marucol's scrapbook | Scoop.it
D5200がニコンから発表されましたね(^^)色々と特色があるようでしたので、気になる部分をスペック表でD5100と比べてみました。大きく変化したのは以下の部分。・カラーバリエーション対応でブラックの他にレッドとブロンズが発売・画素数が大幅増加2410万画素に・連続撮影数は秒5コマに向上・測光方式が2016分割RGBセンサーによるTTL開放測光方式に変化し、おそらく調光性能が向上・フォーカスポイントが39点に増加・画像処理エン...
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マヤ文明は「気候変動によって滅んだ」、国際研究 写真3枚 国際ニュース : AFPBB News

マヤ文明は「気候変動によって滅んだ」、国際研究 写真3枚 国際ニュース : AFPBB News | marucol's scrapbook | Scoop.it
【11月9日 AFP】古代マヤ文明の崩壊は気候変動が原因だとする仮説を裏付ける新しい研究結果が、9日の米科学誌サイエンス(Science)に発表された。国際チームによるこの研究によると、マヤ文……...
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Survey: TV Everywhere strikes gold during Olympic coverage | Blogs | CED Magazine - Communications, Engineering and Design Magazine

Survey: TV Everywhere strikes gold during Olympic coverage | Blogs | CED Magazine - Communications, Engineering and Design Magazine | marucol's scrapbook | Scoop.it
NBCUniversal delivered more than 100 million video streams during the recent London Olympic Games, and the almost across-the-board coverage of the events further underscored the value of TV Everywhere services.
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