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Bordeaux opens its first floating library

Bordeaux opens its first floating library

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by Elsa Sidawy | 12.12.11

On October 25th, the city of Bordeaux opened the “Biblio.bato”, an experimental library for the 15-35 age group. It is located on the upper deck of the I-Boat, a former ferry boat moored in the “wet docks” district and turned into a cultural place where electronic music and digital arts mix since the end of September.

In Nantes, l’épicier d’art sells low price artworks

In Nantes, l’épicier d’art sells low price artworks

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by Adrien Geneste | 09.11.11

Claude Savinel established the principle of l’épicier d’art (the art grocer) in 2002 with a single idea in mind: to democratize art for everyone to buy and exhibit.

The iconic English phone booth is transformed into an ephemeral library

The iconic English phone booth is transformed into an ephemeral library

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by Elsa Sidawy | 08.17.11

Nothing in particular predisposed James Econs, a social media consultant, to invent a new use for the classic English telephone booth, now largely abandoned by users for mobile phones. The concept: use the vacant space of pay telephone booths to house book swaps, encouraging passersbys to rediscover reading by an original means.

Pupp’Art, art works come to life in museums

Pupp’Art, art works come to life in museums

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by Elsa Sidawy | 08.10.11

The digital artists at the agency Mosquito have been venturing away from web design and focusing instead on developing innovative digital installations that make art more accessible. Aimed mainly at young people reluctant to camp out for hours in front of a masterpiece, Pupp’Art breathes life into the most unlikely of artworks.

City One Minute: discovering cities of the world though videos

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by Elsa Sidawy | 07.19.11

See the heart of cities of the world through their inhabitants’ or tourists’ eyes. Thanks to a great number of 60-second videos made by artists, the City One Minute website enables us to discover urban life in hundreds of cities by choosing a time of the day.

Street art exhibited on the Net

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by Adrien Geneste | 07.12.11

New websites have just appeared on the Net, promoting street art works, from paintings to graffitis including chalk drawings.

Poetry in Mexico City’s Metro

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by Adrien Geneste | 06.28.11

From the 23rd to the 29th of this past April, as part of the World Book and Copyright Day, the hallways and platforms of the Mexico City metro reverberated with the verses of more than 40 Hispanic poets.

Clamor, a virtual memory of urban sounds

Clamor, a virtual memory of urban sounds

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by Elsa Sidawy | 06.22.11

While in Madrid on the Puerta del Sol, a visitor carefully listens and relives the events of spring. Soon reality overtakes imagination. Throughout the development of Clamor (Clameurs), the application’s founders have asserted its cultural and social impact. Record or listen to sounds on the move. Relive moments in history, share feelings about a situation or recommend places of interest to the community, all via smartphone.

The second edition of Futur en Seine in Region Ile-de-France

The second edition of Futur en Seine in Region Ile-de-France

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by Elsa Sidawy | 06.16.11

The second edition of Futur en Seine will take place from 17th to 26th June over the whole Ile-de-France region. Organised by the competitiveness Centre Cap Digital, the event has become a must-be for all the actors of digital innovation.

With Weezevent, event organisers can open their own online ticketing

With Weezevent, event organisers can open their own online ticketing

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by Adrien Geneste | 06.06.11

Created in 2008, Weezevent is a young French start-up located in Dijon, offering event organisers to easily create and manage a ticketing service to sell their electronic tickets, whatever the size of the event and with no need to sign a mail order agreement with the bank.

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