Posts Tagged ‘technology’

The Five-Year Itch

It’s 9 a.m., and you’re running late. You check your email on your phone, which is connected to D.C.’s citywide WiFi. Nothing but spam from the city government, including a photo of President Marco Rubio at Ben’s Out Back—really, this campaign to publicize celebrity visits to D.C. haunts has gone too far. You wish the [...]

Righteous Incubation

The Hive II doesn’t open until Nov. 15, but it’s already buzzing. Contractors stroll the halls, putting the finishing touches on the shared workspace and business incubator. Members of ARCH Development Corporation, the nonprofit behind the project, poke their heads out of the space’s private offices. A pink Buddha bust stares expectantly out into one [...]

A Q&A With David Grosso on Housing and Development

The countdown clock to election day stands at 18 days. Nationally, all eyes might be on the presidency, but here in the District, the competition to watch will be the at-large D.C. Council race. A brand-spankin'-new City Paper poll finds independent challenger David Grosso just five points behind incumbent Michael Brown—a near-statistical tie, given the [...]

Forget Google Transit. How About Google Memorials?

The ever-innovative National Capital Planning Commission interactivity team has put together a nifty tool that maps not only the memorials you've heard about, but also the little plaques, lanterns, and statues to people and events otherwise lost to the mists of history (ever stopped to commemorate Maine's lobstermen before?)
Though not user-generated like another artsy e-map [...]

There’s More Art Hidden in D.C.’s Cityscape Than You Realize

We have Wikipedia for facts. Why can't we have Wikipedia for maps?
Turns out, we do–for the murals, galleries, statues, wheatpastes, museums, graffiti, and architectural landmarks that pervade the city of D.C. Yesterday's RedesignDC forum marked the public launch of, a form of crowdsourced public art mapping that organizers hope will help people discover creative [...]