Friday, May 04, 2012
Is East London Dead on Google Maps?
With East London about to host the 2012 London Olympics Dazed magazine poses the question 'Is East London dead?'.
The magazine argues that East London has been a centre of cultural activity with a vibrant grassroots, underground creative scene. With The Secret History of East London Google Map Dazed are trying to build a crowd-sourced memory map of East London's cultural scene. They are asking readers to post a memory to the map of a music, art, fashion or film related event or happening that they have taken part in, in East London.
Users of the map can browse the submitted memories by location and can use the time-line slide control to refine the results shown by date.
Creating a memory map of the East London cultural scene is a great idea. Looking at the number of events added for 2011 and 2012 I think we can also safely say that East London isn't dead yet.