NYC Collaboration with OpenStreetMap

nycopendata:

The team at Mapbox created this impressive animation highlighting two NYC OpenData sets being imported into OpenStreetMap: building footprints and address points in New York City.

The OpenStreetMap (OSM) community is adding vital NYC OpenData to the OSM database.

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The Lucas Plan: What can it tell us about democratising technology today?

Thirty-eight years ago, a movement for ‘socially useful production’ pioneered practical approaches for more democratic technology development.

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medievalpoc:

Contemporary Art Week!
Volkan Baga 
Snapcaster Mage
Anyone who’s played a bit of Magic: The Gathering in the last few years will probably recognize the card art for Snapcaster Mage right away. It is, after all, one of the most powerful creature cards ever printed. Selling a play set of these at their height kept me in groceries for a week once upon a time.

But what many people don’t know is that this is actually a portrait of professional player Tiago Chan.
The Magic Invitational was a tournament held from 1997-2007, and the winner received as part of their prize a rather singular opportunity-to not only design a Magic card, but to have their portrait included in the card’s artwork. (The first winner, Olle Råde, didn’t “cash in” his prize until years after winning. WotC made an amusing condition: he must agree to be depicted with the long hair he had when he originally won on the art for Sylvan Safekeeper.)
You can view more on how the card was created and preliminary sketches for the final art here on the WotC website.

medievalpoc:

Contemporary Art Week!

Volkan Baga

Snapcaster Mage

Anyone who’s played a bit of Magic: The Gathering in the last few years will probably recognize the card art for Snapcaster Mage right away. It is, after all, one of the most powerful creature cards ever printed. Selling a play set of these at their height kept me in groceries for a week once upon a time.

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But what many people don’t know is that this is actually a portrait of professional player Tiago Chan.

The Magic Invitational was a tournament held from 1997-2007, and the winner received as part of their prize a rather singular opportunity-to not only design a Magic card, but to have their portrait included in the card’s artwork. (The first winner, Olle Råde, didn’t “cash in” his prize until years after winning. WotC made an amusing condition: he must agree to be depicted with the long hair he had when he originally won on the art for Sylvan Safekeeper.)

You can view more on how the card was created and preliminary sketches for the final art here on the WotC website.

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New York City by Teju Cole http://flic.kr/p/n5sQmZ

New York City by Teju Cole http://flic.kr/p/n5sQmZ

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sketch by featherbed http://flic.kr/p/n7KWeK

sketch by featherbed http://flic.kr/p/n7KWeK

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Cat Crossing #newengland #landscape by Alan Wiig http://flic.kr/p/ncHm6Z

Cat Crossing #newengland #landscape by Alan Wiig http://flic.kr/p/ncHm6Z

tarkovskologist:

Krzysztof Kieślowski, 1990s

(via notational)

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starwars:

Artist of the Week - Hitoshi Ariga

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(Source: daysrunaway, via pantyhouse)

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llcoolmaus:

Lost parrots from my archives - NYC and Tokyo

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