Monday, April 27, 2009


What is the meaning of public space today, or does public space even still exist?

If public space does not exist, how can architects think of new categories of defining space other than public and private?

How can surveillance be used not out of fear or privacy invasion, but as an architectural process for mapping and diagramming a new meaning or understanding of public space?

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Considering the Usefulness of the Flaneur

— How has the flaneur changed in our society with the advancement of technology, particularly the internet, social websites and cell phones?

— Can the attitude and the characteristics described by Benjamin be filtered into a way of studying an area, a street, an artwork, or a building by creating a system of observation and experience?

— Could we use the observation powers of the flaneur to assess the efficacy of past works, whether in architecture, art or city planning, and use them in the creation of new works?

— How does the experience of the flaneur translate from being memories, emotions and curiosities into useful data and information?

Monday, April 20, 2009

buzz buzz

“The Geography of Buzz.” - mining photos from Getty Images that chronicled parties, etc on both coasts for a year, beginning in March 2006. The maps show the density of different types of cultural events in New York and Los Angeles.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Mock-up Video

The PROXY team just finished doing a mock-up for display at Hatchfest in Asheville, North Carolina. Check it out below!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Join the PROXYproject Collaboration!

We want to include your photo of Florence, Italy in an international exhibit.

Our studio has been invited to participate in the Beyond Media 2009 - "Visions” International Festival in Florence - July 9-17, 2009.

We are collecting images and turning each one into a unique postcard. The cards will be used to create a dynamic, interactive installation. Please join with us and hundreds of collaborators to make this project a reality.

Here's how to help:

collaborate - donate $1 to sponsor your postcard, then upload an image of Florence, Italy:

Yes! I will help

continue - pass this message on to friends and family and become a fan of our Facebook page

thanks for your help!

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