Xplore playToon

Tyneside is one big playground and PlayToon 2012 is out to represent skaters, BMXers and free-runners over the weekend of 18th-19th May 2012.
Urban Games, Digital Deekies, 4-Sight, Northumbria Uni and Streetphire have hooked up with the Holy Biscuit Gallery in Shieldfield to organise the venue, exhibtion and action. We will be showing photography, video, cartoons and maps from local street sports scenes with ramps and space for live action. Maybe you are only starting out or have a stash of photos from back in the day: PlayToon is there to show off your world, roots and culture.
This blog will keep you posted on what we are up to, how to get involved and explore the place of street sports in the city.

Friday, 17 February 2012

"They're so small they are evading our turbo lasers"

Bridges this morning had acquired a crop of strange white globes and a mysteriously flickering thing on a tripod. The thing was a lazer scanner which rotates, firing lazer beams at the surroundings which then bounce back, are detected and used to create a 3D computer model of the architecture. We'll see if this can be used to make a fly-through version of Bridges. But what if you get hit by the lazers? We'll never know; the skaters out early at Bridges were simply too quick to hit, dodging the beams.

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