Interactive Olympic Tweet Wheel

Check out the colour of the London Eye to see what Twitter feels about the Olympics!

courtenaybird:

Happy Olympic tweeters to light up London Eye - Telegraph

[The team has] been commissioned to develop an intuitive algorithm to track the sentiment of British tweeters about the Olympics by EDF Energy, the official electricity supplier to London 2012, in order to create the ‘world’s first social media driven light show’, called ‘Energy of the Nation’ on the London Eye (which EDF sponsor).

If the overall sentiment is negative – the London Eye will glow purple. If it’s positive it will shine yellow and if the Twitter reaction to the Games is neutral, the wheel will emit green rays. 

Interactive Olympic Tweet Wheel
Check out the colour of the London Eye to see what Twitter feels about the Olympics!
courtenaybird:

Happy Olympic tweeters to light up London Eye - Telegraph

[The team has] been commissioned to develop an intuitive algorithm to track the sentiment of British tweeters about the Olympics by EDF Energy, the official electricity supplier to London 2012, in order to create the ‘world’s first social media driven light show’, called ‘Energy of the Nation’ on the London Eye (which EDF sponsor).
If the overall sentiment is negative – the London Eye will glow purple. If it’s positive it will shine yellow and if the Twitter reaction to the Games is neutral, the wheel will emit green rays. 
London tube map
"The tube map is something we all take for granted and rarely consider its origins. Ever wondered who came up with the seamless (but maybe not geographically accurate) design? Well, it was a chap called Harry Beck who was hired to redesign the map in 1931. Some could compare Beck’s approach to the London Underground to Steve Jobs’ vision of computers: ‘what do people need and how do we make it simple?’ as he ditched the curved lines and natural bends and implemented a simple grid-like system making the map easier to read. His first design (above) was rejected leading him to design a map very similar to the one we now know and love. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg. The London Transport Museum is hosting a season of talks and events discussing the evolution of the tube map, contemporary art, a Piccadilly Line walking tour and much more. Be sure to check out the exhibition and to book quickly so you don’t miss out." Carly-Ann Clements, Time Out

Serpentine Pavilion

designed by Herzon & de Meuron and Ai Weiwei

The inner shape and volume underneath the flat pool of water are defined by the footprints of all the previous pavilions.

"Their shape varies: circular, long and narrow, dots and also large, constructed hollows that have been filled in… These remains testify to the existence of the former Pavilions and their greater or lesser intervention in the natural environment of the park."

Chris Cunningham x Audi
Tonight and tomorrow there will be a few tickets at the door for those who show up.
Don’t miss this incredible performative, kinetic sculpture from Chris Cunningham.
Please come to 74-75 Piccadilly, London
Thursday, July 19th at 6 pm or 8 pm
Friday, July 20th at 6 pm or 8 pm

Chris Cunningham x Aphex Twin

Remember this video directed by Chris Cunningham?  See full video here.

Fast fact, the French term for window shopping is faire du lèche-vitrine, which literally translates to “licking the windows”.  

To get free tickets to see Chris Cunningham’s latest work at Audi City London on July 19th & 20th follow @audicity on Twitter and wait for our special tweet.

Chris Cunningham x Aphex Twin
Remember this video directed by Chris Cunningham?  See full video here.
Fast fact, the French term for window shopping is faire du lèche-vitrine, which literally translates to “licking the windows”.  
To get free tickets to see Chris Cunningham’s latest work at Audi City London on July 19th & 20th follow @audicity on Twitter and wait for our special tweet.

M&S Shwopping Revolution

Passing by Marks & Spencer this week in East London, you might be surprised to find a multicoloured building, it’s facade flapping in the wind.  Is it laundry? Is it conceptual art? Is some kind of post-pop yard sale?  In fact, the building has been covered top to bottom in unwanted apparel, as part of a campaign titled Shwopping, bringing attention to recycling and reusing clothing.  

Every day in the UK, approximately 10,000 pieces of clothing go into a landfill every 5 minutes!  That’s just under 3 millions pieces of clothing a day.  The Marks & Spencer facade helps us all to visualize exactly 5 minutes of waste.

The project is not all just artsy awareness - the Shwopping project has placed over 1200 drop boxes at M & S stores all around the UK.  The contents of these boxes will be donated to Oxfam, an international organisation that resells, re-uses or recycles used clothing. The money raised will go to help people living in poverty.  The density and diversity of the city can allow us to find resources in what might seem, at first glance, to be waste.  One man’s trash is another man’s treasure!

Join the Shwopping Revolution here or simply bring one piece of clothing to donate every time you buy a new one.

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The Guardian: “M&S launches ‘shwopping’ scheme”

Design Boom: “Clothes covered building - marks & spencr shwopping campaign”