As Joshua Jelly-Schapiro, co-author with Rebeca Solnit of Nonstop Metropolis: A New York City Atlas, told Hyperallergic, “everyone who lives in a city could map it in their own way.” For New York City, that means a possible 8 million distinct geographies for each of its diverse residents. Nonstop Metropolis, recently released by University of California Press as the third in Solnit’s trilogy of American city atlases, features a few of these experiential charts of New York, from “Brooklyn Villages” on the Native American settlements, Dutch villages, and contemporary ethnic enclaves of the borough, to “Mother Tongues and Queens” on that borough’s 800 languages.
Every map is an intense act of creative collaboration, with essays and illustrations in Nonstop Metropolis from over 30 artists and writers. Alongside, the Queens Museum is currently hosting the complementary Nonstop Metropolis: The Remix, which features related public programming and commissioned installations by artists and book contributors Mariam Ghani and Duke Riley. Six “broadside” maps from the publication are freely available to museum visitors and in nearby communities.
8-6-2021 (August 6, 2021) is the Snakiest day of the year and it’s also this year’s CircuitPython Day! The day highlights all things CircuitPython and Python on Hardware. See you there!
Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, TinyGO, or even use the Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.