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3D Printer Street Cart Kiosk from Unfold « adafruit industries blog

Thu, 10/18/2012 - 17:07 -- rprice

A great real-world version of Bruce Sterling’s “Kiosk” science fiction story from designer Unfold.

Kiosk is a project that explores a near future scenario in which digital fabricators are so ubiquitous, that we see them appear on street corners, just like fast food today is sold in NY style mobile food stalls. A place where you can quickly get a custom made fix for your broken shoe, materialize an illegal download of Starck’s Juicy Salif orange squeezer that you modified for better performance or quickly print out a present for your sisters birthday.

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3D Printer Street Cart Kiosk from Unfold « adafruit industries blog

Thu, 10/18/2012 - 17:07 -- rprice

A great real-world version of Bruce Sterling’s “Kiosk” science fiction story from designer Unfold.

Kiosk is a project that explores a near future scenario in which digital fabricators are so ubiquitous, that we see them appear on street corners, just like fast food today is sold in NY style mobile food stalls. A place where you can quickly get a custom made fix for your broken shoe, materialize an illegal download of Starck’s Juicy Salif orange squeezer that you modified for better performance or quickly print out a present for your sisters birthday.

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Isobenefit Lines Rewrite Rules for Understanding City Life - Technology Review

Thu, 10/18/2012 - 15:49 -- rprice

it's increasingly common for a city to have several centres performing different functions.

D'Acci's new model is designed to cope with this increased complexity. His idea is to calculate the benefit of a given location to a resident, taking into account the effect of all the city's various amenities.Having done that, he calculates locations of equal benefit, connecting them with so-called "isobenefit lines".

That gives a simple and immediate visual representation of the structure of the city in terms of the benefits it offers.

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Isobenefit Lines Rewrite Rules for Understanding City Life - Technology Review

Thu, 10/18/2012 - 15:49 -- rprice

it's increasingly common for a city to have several centres performing different functions.

D'Acci's new model is designed to cope with this increased complexity. His idea is to calculate the benefit of a given location to a resident, taking into account the effect of all the city's various amenities.Having done that, he calculates locations of equal benefit, connecting them with so-called "isobenefit lines".

That gives a simple and immediate visual representation of the structure of the city in terms of the benefits it offers.

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TheDailyCity.com: #BringtoOrlando Wayfinding signs stamped into the sidewalk

Wed, 10/10/2012 - 17:06 -- rprice

These way-finding signs are stamped right into the sidewalk are found in Tampa's Curtis Hixon Park. With all the tourist that visit Orlando it'd be great to see are sidewalks get the same treatment. There could even be a few sponsored ones to help pay for it. Downtown Orlando's could include things like the Amway Center, Lake Eola Park, the History Center, DPAC, the downtown library, Lymmo and SunRail.

The names of streets found in the crosswalks in Orlando is a great start but these way-finding signs would be even more beneficial to visitors.

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TheDailyCity.com: #BringtoOrlando Wayfinding signs stamped into the sidewalk

Wed, 10/10/2012 - 17:06 -- rprice

These way-finding signs are stamped right into the sidewalk are found in Tampa's Curtis Hixon Park. With all the tourist that visit Orlando it'd be great to see are sidewalks get the same treatment. There could even be a few sponsored ones to help pay for it. Downtown Orlando's could include things like the Amway Center, Lake Eola Park, the History Center, DPAC, the downtown library, Lymmo and SunRail.

The names of streets found in the crosswalks in Orlando is a great start but these way-finding signs would be even more beneficial to visitors.

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Oxford complex offers classic touches | TBO.com

Tue, 10/09/2012 - 10:44 -- rprice

the Oxford Exchange is built into a renovated 100-year old brick building on Kennedy Boulevard across from the University of Tampa, and combines an intimate bookstore, a Buddy Brew coffee bar, a home design retail store, a TeBella tea shop, and a gourmet restaurant.

"with the advent of people buying everything on the Internet, the question is what will retail spaces become? I think people want a social interaction, so we designed this space with that in mind."

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Oxford complex offers classic touches | TBO.com

Tue, 10/09/2012 - 10:44 -- rprice

the Oxford Exchange is built into a renovated 100-year old brick building on Kennedy Boulevard across from the University of Tampa, and combines an intimate bookstore, a Buddy Brew coffee bar, a home design retail store, a TeBella tea shop, and a gourmet restaurant.

"with the advent of people buying everything on the Internet, the question is what will retail spaces become? I think people want a social interaction, so we designed this space with that in mind."

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TheDailyCity.com: Public Library Nailed to a Tree - Share Your Books

Fri, 09/14/2012 - 18:13 -- rprice

Leah Fairchild did an installation in front of Urban ReThink in Thornton Park called "public library." Its a box with books inside. Very simple. But you can take the books. You can leave your old books behind. You can write a book and leave it. How fun is this?

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Talk to Me, One Machine Said to the Other « adafruit industries blog

Fri, 08/10/2012 - 01:13 -- rprice

Ocado, an online grocery store in England, prides itself on its delivery of refrigerated foods: When the company says the goods will arrive at a certain temperature, they mean it.

The promise is more than a marketing boast. Aided by microchip transmitters, heat sensors and a fast-growing form of wireless communication, the boast is a measurable fact.

Inside each Ocado delivery van is a SIM-card module the size of a postage stamp that monitors the air temperature. The sensor sends data to a computer used by fleet managers back at headquarters near London every few minutes.

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