Totally earnest flyer about somebody’s missing Google Glass

I mean, this is in Berkeley, so…

[via Gareth]

What a square foot looks like

Local artist Kassandra Zuanich wrote in to tell us about a project she’s been working on:

I thought there was something interesting about cutting out a square foot and pasting it to the ground to let people know, “This square you’re standing on costs xxxx amount of dollars.”

My research is based on actual properties that have sold in San Francisco. I went around and pasted one square foot of paper indicating the cost of land in that exact location.

And, it looks like the rest of us have found the project very ‘grammable:

Cool new Nike ad celebrates 16th and Mission area

[via The West Gate]

Visual aid for climate change

As seen outside of BARF this weekend:

Sunset over the Mission

Sunset on the bay

[via Derrick Louie]

Capp GIFs

Comparing THEN and NOW:

[via Burrito Justice on Tumblr]

3D City: New & Old

3D City is a year long stereoscopic photography project by Doctor Popular

Some shots of young and old from around the city. Speaking of old, this 3D City column just turned 6… months old- the column just turned 6 months old. To celebrate, I posted my 10 favorite (analog) shots of the series so far.


What would you do with Fleet Week’s million?

On last week’s Roll Over Easy my fellow Mission Mission contributors Luke and Chris talked about the joys of watching the Blue Angels buzz the city during Fleet Week. They pointed out that there are always complaints about the noise and rattling windows. But there have also been complaints about the cost. Last year KQED suggested that it costs about $1 million to fly the planes over SF. Luke and Chris thought they brought a lot of joy to people, with no specific cost to anyone who wanted to watch (excepting residents’ tax money). Beyond that, I would assume that they’re meant to sustain excitement and support for our military might and justify its spending.

[photo by John 'K']

Personally, I’ve never been a fan of the Angels. Their skill is impressive, but it’s not my thing, and I agree that the noise is annoying in that it’s not opt-in. So, I invite you here to speculate with me about what we could do with one million dollars that would still not really accomplish anything, but would bring joy to all kinds of people around the Bay Area, with no added cost to them.

What would you do? What would you like to see?

Here’s my stab at it: a life sized At-At standing with the Oakland cranes shooting It’s Its all over the Bay Area. Now, I know there are people out there who aren’t Star Wars fans (I’m not), and people who can’t tolerate ice cream (I can’t), but even so, how cool would this be??


‘Looking’ alert

[Photo by Gary Liu, via It's Always Sunny in San Francisco]