Quantifying cities’ emotional effects
A new Web tool could help measure subjective impressions of urban environments, which may have consequences for social behaviors.
City Works: Provocations for Chicago’s Urban Future, an exhibition that debuted last year at the 13th International Architecture Biennale in Venice (2012), has returned to the city of its origin. Currently on display though September 29th at the City of Chicago’ Expo 72 Gallery, the exhibition re-envisions a series of typical Chicagoan urban environments in an effort to examine alternative ways in which architecture can engage the city.
Where is the Midwest?
A new tool is asking users to draw the outline of what they consider the region to be.
You guys follow our Sunlight Cities tumblr, right?
Map: Detroit’s racial divide, according to the 2000 census. Blue dots represent black people; red dots represent white people. The line along the north side of the city is 8-Mile Road.
NB: Original source seems to be via Wikipedia.
via Slate: The 7,000 streams that become the Mississippi River.
A new online tool released by the Department of the Interior this week allows users to select any major stream and trace it up to its sources or down to its watershed. The above map, exported from the tool, highlights all the major tributaries that feed into the Mississippi River, illustrating the river’s huge catchment area of approximately 1.15 million square miles, or 37 percent of the land area of the continental U.S. Use the tool to see where the streams around you are getting their water (and pollution).
Created by Vladimir V. Kuchinov,The Generative Gatsby: Jazzed Up Typography is a book that highlights the furious rhythms of the jazz era, altering prose to a new typographic frontier and transforming the final outcome to an encyclopaedia of dance styles of the Roaring Twenties. All layouts were produced by generative design where authentic music scores arranged for ‘big band’ were translated in the text composition of carefully selected typefaces by notes parameters such as pitch, velocity, position and duration.