How do you define New York City? On September 18th passersby in Tompkins Square Park will be invited to share their answer to this question in words and images. Submitted responses will be projected live after sunset from a giant helium balloon, the Urballoon. The audience can also participate by visiting the urballoon.com website from their mobile device or from an on-site laptop connected to the Internet.
The Houston Fence is a temporary outdoor installation on chain-link fences inspired by QR code barcode patterns. It is located at the intersection of Broadway and Houston in New York City, a crossroads notorious for its heavy traffic. The project was built as a result of a commission to improve fences put in place for a major street infrastructure construction project.
Metropoliphone is a site optimized for the iPhone that provides subway maps at your fingertips for quick reference. Once you open the maps you can zoom and pan them like you do with any other photo, making it easy and fun to view them.
The creator collects the maps of different subway systems worldwide from the transport authority websites of these cities – so you don’t have to look them up. For the launch the cities included are London, New York, Paris, Shanghai, and Tokyo, among many others. More cities are being added regularly and there are plans to include bus maps soon.