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The live train map for the London Underground is a nearly real-time Google Maps mashup that shows the various trains of the London Underground as they move about their subterranean travels.

The train map, created by Matthew Somerville, takes data from the Transport for London API and plots it out on a Google Map. On it, yellow pinpoints represent train stations, and the plethora of slowly moving red pinpoints represent an army of trains. Clicking on a red pin identifies which train you're looking at, the station it just left and where and when it is expected to arrive.

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Steve Dietz tells me there are many "new mobilities" projects in the Green Prix of the upcoming 01SJ Biennial in San Jose.

http://zero1.org/01sj/greenprix

Green Prix

Brooklyn Aeolian Ride photo by Sarah Clark

 
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Christian Nold created one of the most celebrated locative media projects which combines galvanic skin response with GPS data as you walk through the city to create 'emotion maps.'

His current project is not about mobility in this sense, and is not locative media, but it is about mobility of currency and international money exchange for migrant peoples.

The Bijlmer Euro is a complimentary local currency for South East of Amsterdam which creates economic benefits for local people, inspires social connections and builds a complex network identity for the Bijlmer. There are 2000 Bijlmer Euro notes that can be used at 17 participating local shops to get special discounts.

 
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The DISTANCE festival in London took place 19th - 20th June 2010 at Stoke Newington International Airport. It was two days of art and performance featuring 40 artists, scientists and thinkers crossing borders and disciplines to interrogate the multiple perspectives of distance.

 
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Blimps could replace aircraft in freight transport, say scientists
Helium-powered ships could be carrying freight – and even passengers – in as little as a decade's time

airship freight carrier : CL160 from German company CargoLifter
An example of the future of airship freight carrier by German company CargoLifter. Blimps could replace aircraft in a decade. Photograph: cargolifter.com

Fresh fruit, vegetables, flowers and other foreign luxuries could be part of a global revolution by carrying cargo around the world in airships instead of planes, one of the UK's leading scientists has predicted.

 
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Moveable houses.

We propose to put our future American dwellings on wheels. These retrofitted houses will flock towards downtown city cores and back. We intended to reinforce our existing highways between cities with an intelligent renewable infrastructure. Therefore our homes will be enabled to flow continuously from urban core to core.

 
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Transport is not an obvious choice for a festival theme. And transport is not easy to hack, as transport infrastructure is such large scale and can take decades to build. This makes it more of a challenge, and in a way more interesting, to run a living art lab on new mobilities.

In 2009, I did a day long workshop with the UK Government's Department of Transport and friends at the Centre for Mobilities Research at Lancaster University, where I spoke on using art-design interventions to create new perspectives on transport, as a part of a Digital Economies workshop.

 
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Transport is not an obvious choice for a festival theme. And transport is not easy to hack, as transport infrastructure is such large scale and can take decades to build. This makes it more of a challenge, and in a way more interesting, to run a living art lab on new mobilities.

In 2009, I did a day long workshop with the UK Government's Department of Transport and friends at the Centre for Mobilities Research at Lancaster University, where I spoke on using art-design interventions to create new perspectives on transport, as a part of a Digital Economies workshop.

 
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plan b are artists Sophia New and Daniel Belasco Rogers. They often work with GPS, and created you, me and everywhere we go by tracking everywhere they traveled for a year and displaying the results.

you, me and everywhere we go (2008)

As part of Recoded, an exhibition at Peacock Visual Arts and conference at the Centre for Modern Thought, we showed some results of a whole year of tracking ourselves with GPSs. This was in the form of two large prints of Berlin showing the subtle differences and an animation made for us by Andreas Schlegel showing how our paths overlapped and differed during the year

 
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In our impact trial of OurTravel at FutureEverything 2011, we want to look at how people who take regular journeys together can create ‘social travel communities’. This has similarities to the Familiar Stranger project by Eric Paulos and Elizabeth Goodman, which was interested in how we can connect with mobile media with individuals that we regularly observe but do not interact with, on public transport or in other public places.