Tuesday, April 18, 2006

DIY cell phone tracking

Our pals at Popular Science have a write up of a low cost way to do your own cell phone tracking - '...Jen, is tracking me. Using a $100 kit from Mologogo (with a $6-a-month data plan), I've turned a prepaid cellphone into a GPS tracking device. Every few minutes, the phone transmits my location within 100 meters to mologogo.com, which posts it to a Google map that Jen can access from any computer. She can view my most recent spot or my past 100 recorded locations as little pushpins stamped with date and time.'

Saturday, April 08, 2006

Cabspotting: an alternate view of a living city

San Francisco's Yellow cabs relay their GPS co-ordinate data once every minute to the central dispatch. This allows the collection of interesting data about cab movements throughout the city and has led to interesting use of this data by artists... Check the link for details.

Friday, April 07, 2006

Are you afraid of the unexpected?

Neat article about Architecture against Death. The premise being that an active mind and body lives longer. I have to visit the Site of Reversible Destiny (and some more pics) by the same architect.