Just a quick collage as a record of one performative intervention that we did get round to doing…there’s a quick video below also;
Video study of peoples reactions to the Olympic park on the residents of Hackney Wick’ door-steps. http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/davehillblog/video/2009/nov/19/2012-olympics-hackney-wick Of real note is the suggestion that Hackney Wick could become the location for a ‘tesco-town’ – a form of shopping village!
Old video footage of the sunday league meeting at Hackney Marshes in the early 1950’s here. I imagine not too much has changed in terms of the scale of the meetings! The website for the Hackney and Leyton Sunday Football Leagues provides some more up-to-date info. http://www.britishpathe.com/embed.php?archive=48552
“Lots of interesting stuff about the area…erm plastic was invented there i think. Theres a really good film about the area called ‘what have you done today mervyn day’ – you can watch it for free at the BFI mediateque. Nowadays hackney wick is trendy and everyone has a moustache and rides fixie bikes and … Continue reading
Eric Berklow talks about finding simplicity in complexity, and the simple power of good visualizations to help untangle complexity and encourage you to ask questions you wouldn’t have thought to before… Nicholas Christakis talks about how to predict complex situations, by remote monitoring of indirectly connected things… David McCandless demonstrates really simple visualizations of complex data…
video showing hackney wick, overlaid with commentary of local resident’s affected by the changes happening in the area because of Olympic development