To grasp the extent of the sharebike (IOT bike / floating bike) boom in modern China, consider that they now command their own public signage.
Sharebikes in Shanghai are so fundamentally integrated in the city’s infrastructure, they’ve begun to attract flypost advertising for commodities and services.
I’ve always been fascinated by capsule hotels, so I made this video (in Tokyo) when I stayed in one. Fast forward to 1:03 if you want to see me sleeping. Continue reading “Shinjuku Capsule Hotel Video”
There’s a remarkable scene in Andrei Tarkovsky’s 1972 Solaris (above). Continue reading “Solaris / e-Bikes / Shanghai / disjointed futurism”
As virtual markets eat physical markets, new hybrid spaces, virtual-physical palimpsests Continue reading “Virtual / Physical Palimpsests”
Moutai, eBikes, birdcages, trash, pinup girls, wtf, etc Continue reading “Shanghai, May 2016”
I just returned from Shanghai, home to an exciting new bike-sharing system (launched last month) called Mobike. Continue reading “Mobike, mobile payment, and the changing face of Shanghai Transportation”