We get great requests at #picnic11 and #figurerunning. See the results here (and yes we we’re having fun!):
Today Willempje and I were at NPOX, a conference for broadcasters, storytellers and media makers. NPOX asked us to program one hour, a sort of conference within a conference and we thought, why not invite people we want to hear?
So we did a speaker-estafette: we invited somebody we wanted to […]
You know we love playing outside, and personally I happen to love New Balance, now listen to this. New Balance wants to promote their new store in New York. And to do so they came up with a game. A running game. Connecting virtual and physical space.
Making art while skating. A really cool project where art is created by tracking the movement of skaters in a pool. Artist D*Face connected spray cans to decks and had them connected to a wireless trigger, allowing the artist to control the cans while skating.
It makes me want to experiment with actually drawing on […]
A lot of people ask me what I use to run or draw figures. Actually there are a lot of apps on the market that track your movement. So my advice has always been to just use the running app that you are familiair with. You will find yourself practicing to learn what is the […]
Figurerunning is in the race for a SpinAwards wildcard. If we collect the most likes on the special DutchCowboys page, we enter the competition for best innovation.
2) Scroll down to the fifth activity: Figurerunning
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It would be fantastic to […]
Lately I have noticed that I am starting to ‘suffer’ from the Tetris effect! The Tetris effect occurs when people devote sufficient time and attention to an activity that it begins to overshadow their thoughts, mental images, and dreams. It is named after the video game Tetris.
People who play Tetris for a prolonged amount […]
With the new accessible technologies arising in our everyday life, more and more people are starting to track their habits and behaviours. Using a computer, mobile phone, electronic gadget, or pen and paper to you can record your work, sleep, exercise, diet, mood, etcetera etcetera.
Of course we love this shit. Because this fascination got […]
Your feet aren’t your only tool to make figures on a map. What do you think of the art of lawn mowing?
Artist Jeremy Wood made art with his motirized lawnmower, while he was cutting the grass in his moms back yard. He tracked the movements with GPS and created these nice figures as a […]
What is FigureRunning?
Start FigureRunning NOW!1) Choose a theme (#royal, #alphabet, #easter)
2) Think of a simple Figure matching that theme
3) Search the map of your neighbourhood for that Figure (streets/gardens)
4) Get a phone with GPS and download a running app, like Runkeeper, GeoTracker or Nike +
5) Go to the beginning of the Figure, start tracking, start running
6) Make a screenshot of your FigureRun when you're done (iPhone: hold big button below and button on top at the same time)
7) Send the figure to firstname.lastname@example.org or tweet/facebook it with #figurerunning
FigureRunning flickr pica’s