Urban Prototyping’s "Pulse of the City" is now beating it’s heart in Boston!

Almost a year ago in October you might remember we produced a 3-day Urban Prototyping Festival in downtown San Francisco on the 5m Project campus. Over 5000 people came to enjoy the showcase of how cities can find new ways to invent themselves through the eyes of its citizens. One of our favorite projects was "Pulse of the City". An interactive piece that allowed pedestrians to place their hands onto sensors that detect heart rates in real time and then played a unique musical composition that is solely based on them. Today, we are pleased to announce that "Pulse of ...

Video from The Bunker A/V Sessions: Atom™ "HD" Audio/Visual Set

WOW! What a night we had at the last event with The Bunker! We love Atom™! It is always a pleasure to host him when he comes to San Francisco. If you were there then you know what how special his set was. We were so excited that he premiered his "HD" with us! Here is a short video from his set! Thanks to all who came and helped make it an epic night!

Techno Casino Photos and Results Are In

Thank You for Helping Rock the Techno Casino! A heartfelt thanks to all who joined in for the Techno Casino fundraiser last month. The event was produced to support our efforts to share our Creative Code Education program with the world. The Regency Lodge was so alive & electric. The gambling tables were packed, funny money was flowing, & the antes were up! It was lovely to see everyone having such a good time. With a sound-track provided by Neel, Monolake, and Deadbeat, it was hard not to be moving and shaking! Check out the photos:

Discover SF Hackathon Recap

The original version of this post appeared on the ESRI blog. Last weekend Esri joined forces with Airbnb, the City of San Francisco’s Mayor’s Office of Innovation, and GAFFTA to put on the Discover SF Hackathon.  This event brought together designers, developers, and entrepreneurs to hack the urban experience by promoting discovery and exploration for residents and tourists alike.   A sneak peak at GeoTriggers This was also the first public preview of Esri’s new ArcGIS Geotrigger Service!  The API and service connects you with your surroundings so app developers can provide physical context to users. To ...

Winning the Urban Data Challenge

The original version of this post appeared on the Swissnex San Francisco blog. Just how frustrated are you when your bus is late or overfilled? While one of the winning projects of the Urban Data Challenge, announced on April 6 2013 at swissnex San Francisco, sought to measure this annoyance with a frustration index, the Fusepool prize winner reminds us that using public transport can also be fun and humorous. The Urban Data Challenge competition took place over two-months between February 6 and March 31 2013, during which participants explored mobility data sets from three cities—San Francisco, Geneva, and ...