This past Sunday, Jason, Reid and I tested out a bullet-time animated GIF photobooth we are working on for a couple of upcoming parties. Reid's work was having a holiday party so it was the perfect place to test out our idea on real people!
This post is part of a continuing series of posts for my masters thesis project, Brooklyn Net, a wireless rooftop network that aims to connect artists and neighbors without using the Internet. The last post discussed possible rooftops for the network. This post discusses the technical network details.
This past weekend I embarked on a rooftop tour of North Brooklyn and Long Island City. (It was one of the coldest and windiest weekends of the winter. Brr!) It was good to scout how precisely the network could be laid out and to engage potential network hosts about the idea to generate some interest and feedback.
More than a week after Hurricane Sandy, the hardest-hit New York City neighbourhoods are now in full recovery mode. Houses need to be gutted, mold needs to be prevented, and businesses need to be rebuilt. People need money really bad.
My good friend Sarah Reynolds put together the third ever Lunch Beat LIC party this afternoon. I've been to every single one so far and they've all been a blast: food, nice people, and fun dancing. I really like the concept, too, on how it subverts New York lunch culture of eating quickly and running back to your desk to continue working.