One Block Radius
December 9, 2004 12:45 AM   Subscribe

One Block Radius is a psychogeographic survey of a block in New York using a variety of tools and media. See also Urban Songlines, and related MeFi discussion.
posted by dhruva (6 comments total)
It's a nifty idea, of course, but the site is all Flash with no low-tech alternative, the text can't be enlarged and they even took away the scrollbars for god's sake. You would think a site about a *neighborhood* would be a bit more neighborly, that is, accessible.
posted by plasticpool at 7:11 AM on December 9, 2004

Cool. Thanks, dhruva.
posted by hackly_fracture at 7:52 AM on December 9, 2004

it is cool, but too isolated, i think. I'd love to see the whole neighborhood, not just one block. (and plasticpool has a point--the interface really interferes with getting any sort of flavor of the block at all.)
posted by amberglow at 7:55 AM on December 9, 2004

I'm no fan of flash-only websites, but with the amount of stuff on this site, I could see why they'd use it. I didn't run into any navigation problems or other difficulties and the text isn't that small.

Design aside, this is amazingly comprehensive. I can't imagine how you could get a better impression of the area, aside from actually going there, or a 3d model based off of the data that you could walk through. It would be really cool to go there sometime and see how the real thing compares.
posted by nTeleKy at 7:59 AM on December 9, 2004

Someone was just talking to me about this block last night! The new restaraunt at the end of Freeman Alley is supposed to be pretty cool.
posted by fungible at 8:13 AM on December 9, 2004

Can anyone suggest any other examples of sites with this sort of content? I am interested in getting a similar project going where I live, but I'm not crazy about the interfaces on either one. Seeking more models.
posted by Miko at 8:24 AM on December 9, 2004

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