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Bicycles outfitted with off-the-shelf technology to act as wireless access points or hotspots create an innovative way to send e-mail from below street level. Momentary panic, euphoria, and a technological breakthrough all took place within a New York lunch hour on December 11, as New School University's Parsons School of Design instructor Yury Gitman and his Design and Technology students successfully transmitted the first e-mail from the subway. The Parsons project, called "Wireless Bikes and Urbanites," was carried out in collaboration with the education division at Eyebeam, a nonprofit new media arts organization. Using two MagicBikes - bikes outfitted with off-the-shelf technology to act as wireless access points or hotspots - the students sent the e-mail to Mayor Michael Bloomberg, copying New School University President Bob Kerrey and Parsons School of Desi... (more)