Tuesday, June 20, 2006 | By: Dusty Taylor

Cabspotting in San Francisco.

I know this city,but not as well as a current resident. I lived there when I was very young..across the water from Kezar stadium in what was known as Hunter's Point..a military housing "slum" for lack of a better word. I partied there a lot when I was in my teens and living in San Jose..but I digress.

This site is the work of a science museum, a cab company, and a design firm in the Bay Area. A GPS tracking device is embedded on each cab and its tracked throughout its routine day. You can see a cabs complete movements for a five day period for example. Or you can watch a time-lapse project that reveals the circulation of cab speeds throughout the city's arteries in a four-hour period; and the uncommonly beautiful "Intersections," where the cars' trajectories, marked in crosses, glitter and ebb like a fast-forwarded record of the night sky.

Its a cool way to screw off a few hours..just saying :p

5 people gave us their .02 cents:

lecram sinun said...

Wow! That is really cool! :)

Omnipotent Poobah said...

I love the Exploratorium. It's a great place for young and old alike.

kate said...

your comment brightened my day! thanks soooo much! I needed it this morning! lol

I may end up in the Bay area (my spouses company is based in Mt. View I think it is)this summer... if so we should have coffee!!

Have a great day!

dusty said...

Ah Kate, your a good person and you do make me smile. If you do end up out here in Cali, we must have coffee :)

enigma4ever said...

oh goody a new way to avoid cleaning the apt. or washing the dog...so damn cool....thanks...