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Urban Data Canvas Hackathon Application

  • Feb 17, 2014 · 12:00 AM
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Apply to attend here: with some stellar partners including Berkeley Center for New Media, Arup, swissnex San Francisco and Rebar are developing a project called the 'Data Canvas" which is a digital display with street level seating to be installed onto Market Street in San Francisco. The project is supported by the National Endowment for the Arts and the City of San Francisco. The development team behind the project includes:
John Bela from Rebar Art & Design Studio is designing and building the seating during his Autodesk residency at Pier 9
Shane Myrbeck and Toby Lewis from Arup are incorporating reactive LED lighting and acoustics into the seating

We are searching for a few Data Artists to visualize the real-time sensor data for the digital displays. If you want to be the data artist, please apply to attend our data canvas hack day by February 17th here: The hackathon is being led by cofounder of processing and artist Casey Reas. It should be a very fun day. We will send notifications to those accepted by 2/19 and the hackathon itself is on 2/22 from 9am-9pm.

We are allowing people to participate in the hackathon remotely but if your work is selected you have to agree to spend at least a month in San Francisco in advance of the installation of the piece in the Summer of 2014. We are awarding $10,000 to the chosen artist or team.

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  • Ben J.

    I'm not a fan of the selective approach being used for the hackathon. I would appreciate an earlier acceptance notification as I like to plan my weekends out in advance. Also I have a team that I would prefer to work with, and I may not participate if they aren't accepted.

    Further more the concept of having to apply for a hackathon takes away from the concept of "a fun day". I'm curious what your priorities are?

    February 13, 2014

    • Josette M.

      We only have room for 50. Thats why we are having an application so we can make sure that we know people are going to show up. If you already have a team together. We will accept the entire team and not just a portion of it

      February 15, 2014

  • Bo H.

    Hi I wish to know more I used to write game engines.

    February 14, 2014

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