February 17, 2014 · 12:00 AM
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Apply to attend here: http://urbandatachallenge.org/urban-data-canvas/
GrayArea.org 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: http://urbandatachallenge.org/urban-data-canvas/ 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.