The development and popularization of the Global Positioning System (GPS), satellite navigation, and digital mapping, are transforming the way in which we imagine, encounter, and experience the city. Before we used to navigate with the aid of physical landmarks, paper maps and face-to-face advise from other citizens. Nowadays we can navigate with the help [...]
It was interesting to learn about the participatory project that Manabe developed for the Japanese pop band Perfume. The global scope of this project and as well the difficulty of the challenge reveals that participatory culture can also thrive as when the barriers of entry are high.
I have been back in my homeland, Colombia, and I have been on the road and on the streets re-visiting some towns and cities. I received the new year 2012 in Cartagena de Indias, a city in the Caribbean coast plenty of history (founded in 1533 by by Spanish commander Pedro de Heredia in the [...]