Exploring the City
September 14, 2006 11:29 AM   Subscribe

The Conflux Festival brings together mapmakers, urban adventurers, and performers to "investigate the physical and psychological landscapes of cities," NYC in this case. Tunnels and shortcuts, turning city sound samples into music, guerilla radio on unused FM frequencies, and a nighttime game of pursuit. My personal favorite is tide-propelled commuting on the Tide and Current Taxi. Via Flavorpill.
posted by salvia (7 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Bay Area folks -- we need something like this in San Francisco, no?
posted by salvia at 11:30 AM on September 14, 2006

Damn. You posted this a half-hour too late for me to get to the "Tunnels and shortcuts" tour, which is happening right now. You tease!
posted by hermitosis at 11:51 AM on September 14, 2006

posted by Miko at 11:53 AM on September 14, 2006

Someone needs to show up with a bag full of LED throwies.
posted by StrasbourgSecaucus at 11:56 AM on September 14, 2006

Aw, hermitosis, and I wrote it yesterday!
posted by salvia at 12:25 PM on September 14, 2006

Let's be sure to give Christina Ray and her team at Glowlab credit where it's so richly due: the energy, creativity and enthusiasm of the various contributors is of course irreplaceable, but the fact that Conflux exists at all is down to Christina and her crew.
posted by adamgreenfield at 1:33 PM on September 14, 2006

Flagged as awesome! Thank you so much for bringing this to my attention.
posted by now i'm piste at 8:01 PM on September 14, 2006

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