November 16, 2012 · 12:30 PM
We can make better cities if we understand what places people like to spend time in and what these places have in common, and emulate these successful patterns elsewhere. We are fortunate to live in the era of GPS, geotagged social media, and open map data, which together give us unprecedented visibility into where people spend their time, the characteristics of those places, and how they are connected to each other.
About the Speaker:
Eric Fischer is currently an artist in residence at the Exploratorium after working for several years at Google. His work has been published in Wired, Popular Science, New York Magazine, the Boston Globe, and the Washington Post, and shown at the Museum of Modern Art.