Filtering by Category: Lyon
Today I was in Lyon, France and I saw this intriguing art happening (meant be part of the 'Biennale d'Art Contemporain', an contemporary art festival). There is this military truck with a huge missile on it wandering around through the city. I did not have my digital camera but I found a picture of it in the free newspaper '20 minutes' (photo B. Amsellem/20 minutes):
It's actually a piece of art from Wang Du, a chinese artist based in Paris described by 'the artists.org' as 'has been recognised as a master of manipulating images related to the mass media. He is an iconoclastic hero in re-appropriating and deconstructing the spectacular images of our contemporary society founded upon the logic of creation, consumption and manipulation of information, both textual and imagery...". With this kind of happening I am sure he is reach his goal. The written information on the truck are things like 'Do we have to be scared?'.
Three of my favorite reggae/dub/ragga/cross-over french bands (Le Peuple de l'Herbe, High Tone, Mei Tei Sho) are currently touring in Europe, and they have a weblog which gives some account about their sets. Available here (or here).
Entitled LYON CALLING TOUR, in reference to the Clash, one of the symbols of fusion in music, the aim of the High Tone, Le Peuple de l'Herbe and Mei Tei Sho Tour is simple and straight forward. Three bands, travelling across the European Babylon, visiting 28 metropolises looking for new and shared experiences, the opportunity to meet open-minded people and the chance to share an eclectic mix of musical styles.
I ran across this utopic map of Lyon, France, 1925. It's crazy how utopian urban planners at that time envisionned the city. It is currently not to squared now...
"Une vie intellectuelle aÌ Lyon ? Allons donc, vous reÌvez !", s'est ainsi entendu reÌpondre Pierre-Alain Four, qui a eu l'audace d'aller interroger sur le sujet des acteurs de la citeÌ exercÌ§ant ce qu'il est convenu d'appeler un "meÌtier intellectuel". A premieÌre vue : neÌant. Les intellectuels ne manquent pas, expliquent les uns et les autres, mais de vie, point. PremieÌre et fausse impression, explique ce jeune chercheur2 , qui a poursuivi l'enqueÌte au-delaÌ des preÌjugeÌs, pour deÌcouvrir le foisonnement qui anime en fait la citeÌ : des cafeÌs philo aux grandes eÌcoles, en passant par les reÌseaux militants, les lieux culturels et les laboratoires de recherche, la ville bouge... mais meÌconnait son propre dynamisme et ne cherche pas aÌ le valoriser.
There seems to be an eco-tower project for Lyon, France, it is interesting. I cannot find the architect's name.
There is the Game Developpers Conference 2004 in San José. Gamsutra did a webpage about this event (live news coverage). I wish I could attend Amy Jo Kim's talk about Social Trends in Mobile Entertainment.
To create great mobile games for this audience, we need to understand how they use cellphones, and what role 'mobile relationships' play in their lives. In this short talk, online community expert Amy Jo Kim provides attendees an overview of the most recent ethnographic research into mobile useage patterns and emergent social phenomena, and demonstrate how fast-growing mobile services like UPOC and ImaHima are riding this wave by helping phone users maintain and grow their social networks. This session concludes with a summary of the key social trends that are important for mobile game developers to pay attention to.