skateboarding as a reading technology
Bookmarklets | MOVABLE TYPE skateboarding as it foster urban drift could be seen as a "urban reading technology" in the sense that skaters often have a different perception of the city. I, as a skateboarder, am very accustomed to look at specific details : stairs, handrails and stuff like that.
Skaters are used to read the urban landscape. Now lots of people try to look at the possibilities for mobile technologies to function like the 'tool' of the skateboard in urban spaces.
" Skateboarding is just a particular kind of lense" I like this idea (stated by Katherine Moriwaki) of the skateboarding practice "which transforms, not only visual "recognition" of meaning in places and objects, but a change in the particular configuration (social, psychological, physical) of how one approaches public space. "