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…It’s Website Wednesday: StreetArtLocator?


The StreetArtLocator (v2) helps you locate street art near you. (Considering the name, the obviousness of that statement is not lost on me…)

With specific tags for graffiti, galleries, paintings, stickers, stencils, sculptures, and installations, it’s a Google Map powered guide to the beautiful art that’s all around you for controversially public consumption.

Just click on your area to see both a location and a picture of the street art that has been spotted and documented. Then, if you’re out and about and come across something that you’d like to share, just snap a pic and add it to the database to help those around you enjoy your find as well.


[Via: Juxtapoz]

…MAKE is going into space?

Using a weather balloon and a little creativity, MAKE wants to experience space. They plan to reach an altitude of 100,000 feet (almost 20 miles), taking panoramic pictures along the way using their four on board cameras hooked up to the MAKE: Controller.. At the topmost point, they’ll be high enough to see a black sky and the curvature of the earth.

    It took 16 people working on this, countless cases of mountain dew, lots of take-out food, and a lot of sleepless nights.

Why go into space you ask? “To take pictures and temperature readings of course!” Sounds good to me. They’ll even be using a GPS logger that will allow you to follow their progress on Google maps in real time. It’s no NASA, but an impressive feat nonetheless.

[MAKE: Blog – DIY Space]