Saturday, May 23, 2009

Urban Earth Day

URBAN EARTH: DAY is a side project of urban earth. The idea is simple, text based and all going well will result in a 24 chapter book.

The idea is to gather together a subjective view of our urban habitat through a series of simultaneous global walks. What we sense, feel and think will posted as twitters as we go, creating a spontaneous urban portrait of where we all are.

The first walk will take place on a Sunday at 12:00(GMT)... but we will work around the clock. Two weeks later the walk will take place at 13:00(GMT).. until after 24 hours and 24 walks we have 24 chapters of a book... made up of our 140 character twittered thoughts.

So you'll need an hour, a city and a mobile phone for this one.

How to take part...
1. Set up a twitter account. Have a play.
2. Find a city or urban area.
3. At 12:00AM GMT on 24.05.09 go for a walk... If you are in the Solomon Islands, yes - walk at night!
4. Twitter as you go.. feelings, smells, thoughts, prices, ideas, colours, shop names, (ab)normal and (un)usual stuff... making sure you include #ueday in each and every twitter.
5. Go home and visit http://twitter.com/#search?q=%23ueday
6. Spread the word and watch out for hour 2... 13:00-14:00GMT

Visit URBAN EARTH at: http://urbanearth.ning.com

Friday, May 15, 2009

Mark Beaumont's new journey...

...is now revealed to the world...
CYCLING THE AMERICAS

World record breaker Mark Beaumont is cycling from Anchorage, Alaska to Ushuaia in Southern Argentina. He'll also climb the two highest peaks on the continent, McKinley and Aconcagua.

Mark climbing near Chamonix - image from BBC blog

Also check the FLICKR account.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Urban Earth Day Walk - 24th May 2009

Dan Ellison has another plan...

Another URBAN EARTH event - but just an hour and you may well not need to go too far to take part... Let's all do this one....

URBAN EARTH: DAY is a side project of urban earth. The idea is simple, text based and all going well will result in a 24 chapter book.

The idea is to gather together a subjective view of our urban habitat through a series of simultaneous global walks. What we sense, feel and think will posted as twitters as we go, creating a spontaneous urban portrait of where we all are.

The first walk will take place on a Sunday at 12:00(GMT)... but we will work around the clock. Two weeks later the walk will take place at 13:00(GMT).. until after 24 hours and 24 walks we have 24 chapters of a book... made up of our 140 character twittered thoughts.

So you'll need an hour, a city and a mobile phone for this one. Who's game?

Check out the URBAN EARTH NING to sign up....

Tweet using the hashtag #ueday

Sunday, May 10, 2009

New Werner Herzog Film

Some teachers notes that I put together for the GA / Revolver Entertainment film showing at the Manchester Cornerhouse.

Prints out as a 6 page PDF version as well.

Available on SLIDESHARE.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

GeographyPages



New look for GeographyPages - now with added Manifesto....

Photomap Project

A team from Cornell University has been mapping the location of the most photographed places on earth.
The team of David Crandall, Lars Backstrom, Dan Huttenlocher and Jon Kleinberg used a data set of 35 million images taken from Flickr.
Download the GOOGLE EARTH KML file to check them out...

Check the website for some MAPS SHOWING LOCATIONS of the most photographed sites.

Thanks to DavidBittern777 from SLN Forum for the tipoff...
Also featured on the WIRED UK website - keep an eye out for the magazine...