Umbrella.net

Jonah Brucker-Cohen and Katherine Moriwaki are at it again… This time developing a transient network, both technological and social, by embedding wireless devices in umbrellas .A scenario Jonah and Katherine present: In Dublin, Ireland, rainfall is frequent and unpredictable. Often individuals carry umbrellas with them in case they are caught in a downpour. It is common to witness during a sudden and unexpected flash of …

Dodgeball

Dennis Crowley and Alex Rainert have launched Dodgeball 3.0, a location based mobile messaging solution for New Yorkers. Dodgeball has three core features: Guide, Circles, and Scout. Guide is just for finding and rating places, Circles and Scout are much more interesting because they are community based. Circles is ìI am here. Where are you?î It gives you the mailing list pattern for location: group …

Urban Tapestries

I’ve been thinking about, and looking forward to this for years. I consider it the digital, indexed equivalent to the writing on public bathroom walls… A sort of spatial bookmarking. This project, based in London, takes it one step closer to reality. Urban Tapestries allows users to author their own virtual annotations of the city, enabling a communityís collective memory to grow organically, allowing ordinary …