"I sing the body suspicious", genetic scientist says

by Antonio A. Casilli (Centre Edgar-Morin, EHESS) [1]

If you are willing to venture off the beaten tracks, Paris art scene might still meet your expectations in terms of authentically thought-provoking experiences. As part of the Swedish Institute’s festival “Hors les murs”, Mildred Simantov and Nils Thornander have designed Information Partielle. Definitely an exclusive exhibition: it is accessible only by appointment and it takes place in a private apartment in the northern part of the French capital. The exhibition is on until March 26, 2010, and it’s worth an hour of your oh so precious time. Just drop a line to the following email address: sanzokuhnam@orange.fr. Don’t forget to mention you are a proud reader of Bodyspacesociety. Not only that will improve your chances of getting in – that’ll also provide you with an interpretative frame-set to help you navigate through this most disparate collection of objects.

Mildred Simantov et Nils Thornander (c) Alexandre Callay


Environmental geeks plant trees

The principle of www.tree-nation.com is very simple: a free social community where every 10 people signing in, a tree is planted in Nigeria.
The excuse is fighting climate change. But the REAL motivation is to plant 8 million trees, drawing a giant heart shaped park. Seriously, can it get more geek than that?
Actually yes, it could be a Pac Man shape ;P
No seriously, folx, sign in!

CfP: Digital Cities 6: Concepts, Methods and Systems of Urban Informatics

Digital Cities 6: Concepts, Methods and Systems of Urban Informatics
Workshop at the 4th International Conference on Communities and Technologies
Penn State, USA, 24th June 2009

April 30th, 2009 Workshop position papers due
May 18th, 2009 Author notifications sent
June 24th, 2009 Workshop


Keynote speaker

We are happy to announce that Professor Carlo Ratti, Director of the SENSEable City Lab at MIT (senseable.mit.edu), will deliver the keynote presentation at Digital Cities 6.

The real-time city is now real! The increasing deployment of sensors and hand-held electronics in recent years is allowing a new approach to the study of the built environment. The way we describe and understand cities is being radically transformed – alongside the tools we use to design them and impact on their physical structure. Studying these changes from a critical point of view and anticipating them is the goal of the SENSEable City Laboratory, a new research initiative at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.