What Would You do with a Magic Wand?

What Would You do with a Magic Wand?

With the Internet of Things, controlling objects daily is becoming real. Valentin Heun at MIT’s Fluid Interfaces Lab introduced an app, Reality Editor, aiming to empower users to have more control over their smart tools. When you connect dots on your finger tip featuring the app, smart objects in a room start communicating each other. Combination of individual’s creativity and Reality Editor could bring interesting results to human interactions and physical environment outside of a room.

 

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Gifts for the Young (Future) Citymaker

Gifts for the Young (Future) Citymaker

While the holiday season is now in full swing, many citymakers are working furiously to finish projects by years-end. This can contribute to the stress of finding the perfect gifts for children. Thankfully, the jolly elves at Planetizen have a compiled a list of the perfect gifts for young citymakers. One less thing to worry about over the holidays!

Four Public Transportation Apps for Work and Play

Four Public Transportation Apps for Work and Play

Public transportation is an important aspect of movement in the city, and figures prominently in many public and professional urban mobility discussions. As LVBL CITY writes, a number of developers have harnessed this broad interest to create fun and useful web apps. More than an easy way to pass time, the post underlines apps’ potential to strengthen and facilitate public engagement in real life.

Apps for Landscape Architects: Site Analysis and Design

Apps for Landscape Architects: Site Analysis and Design

To better understand how apps and smartphones are influencing their practice, the American Society of Landscape Architects conducted a global survey on app use for site analysis and design. 76% of respondents used an app for site analysis, 44% for conceptualization and design, and 47% used one for design reference. Want to find out what the most popular apps for each step of the design process were? Find out at The Dirt!