Train carriages converted into artist studios in London.
And just 5 minutes from our HQ!
We all know that the dangers facing us today are greater by far than at any time in our long history. The enemy is not the soldier with his rifle nor even the airman prowling the skies above our cities and towns but the deadly power of abused technology.
But whatever terrors lie in wait for us all the qualities that have helped to keep our freedom intact twice already during this sad century will once more be our strength.
It is this close bond of family life that must be our greatest defense against the unknown. If families remain united and resolute, giving shelter to those living alone and unprotected, our country’s will to survive cannot be broken.
My message to you therefore is simple. Help those who cannot help themselves, give comfort to the lonely and the homeless and let your family become the focus of hope and life to those who need it.
London’s Underground is best known, but the city has an London Overground too. And its recent refurbishment cost £1.5 billion.
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Though it took what seems like an eternity for London to come up with a permanent reuse for Battersea Power Station, it sure is great to see it used as a venue for so many temporary events.
The Most Sophisticated Flickr Maps We’ve Ever Seen
The Flickr tool in particular contains an enormous wealth of data – photos themselves, their location, the topical tags associated with them – that can be spliced in infinite ways and visualized across time to illustrate individual events like a natural disaster, or specific geographies like the one associated with Occupy protesters.
TraceMedia initially launched the project last year in London, but recently updated it to include more than 50 global cities, some with Flickr data going back as far as 2004. You can view any city during a specific window of time, or in an animation over time, while simultaneously plotting multiple tags (like in the London map shown above).
The London Underground commemorated its 150th anniversary with a quintet of maps made of Lego. But the creative display was built for more than fun and games. It shows how the network—the world’s first underground passenger railway—has evolved in a century and a half.
[Images: Instagram User Krey47]
Yahoo Weather is
Yahoo Weather + Yahoo Flickr = Nice!
Night wide angle from London to Newcastle to Wales.
Sure can see where we choose to live.
Twitter Tongues Shows Geographical Multilinguality Of London And NYC - “Twitter truly seems to be an all-knowing entity. If we would like to see how many people are talking about chipmunks in Italy, it could tell us in a second, with even more precise data for regions and cities. Twitter Tongues uses Twitter to show us the languages of tweets sent from London and New York in the summer of 2012, and provides a unique look into these multilingual cities. Playing around with the website application gives a very interesting insight into the different districts that have more or less inhabitants of a certain tongue than others”
We don’t know if in the future cities will be able to feed themselves completely, but by starting to adapt urban space to farm using aquaponics we can make a real contribution to food security and local supply chains. As urban migration continues across the world we need to seriously rethink the way we feed people in cities.
Kate Hofman and Tom Webster