So much to share, so little time!
Let me start with an event I attended a couple of weeks ago, which has an upcoming exhibition that I'm looking forward to. The Great Urban Hack was a hackathon weekend organized by Gray Area Foundation for the Arts and Hacks/Hackers . The objective was to bring journalists, programmers, designers, and others together to think about the intersection between journalism and technology, while addressing relevant social issues. The event happened simultaneously in San Francisco and New York, hosted at Gray Area Foundation for the Arts and Eyemean Art + Technology Center respectively.
In San Francisco the hackathon focused on the Tenderloin, which is where GAFFTA is located. Participants were invited to immerse themselves in the community, becoming observers and identifying needs that could inspire an intervention project. My team worked on a project called TenderLearn, encouraging peer-to-peer learning supported by text messaging ( view our concept video here ). The event re-cap at GAFFTA's website showcases some of the other cool projects, which ranged from neighborhood storytelling to games.
The exhibition opening is tomorrow Thursday December 9th from 5-8PM at GAFFTA. It will feature many these projects developed here and in NY. Maybe I'll see you there?
On a more personal note, this week I was featured in The New York Times. "Wasted Data" overviews the ideas behind my MFA graduate design thesis project IndexR, from California College of the Arts. My fifteen minutes of fame! Hope you enjoy.
Sunday's edition of The New York Times Magazine.