Photos: The Great Urban Hack Showcase and Lights on Market Launch

  •  Dec 9, 2010
  •  Gray Area Photos

The Great Urban Hack Showcase and Lights on Market Launch

Please join us this Thursday, December 9th from 5pm-8pm for a special evening celebrating 8 projects from last month’s Great Urban Hack weekend which took place simultaneously at Eyebeam in New York and Gray Area in San Francisco.

The Great Urban Hack Showcase is a collaborative effort between Gray Area Foundation for the Arts San Francisco, Eyebeam New York, Hacks/Hackers, Kicker Studio, and Stamen Design. The evening will showcase 8 of 15 projects that were created by over 100 journalists and developers over one weekend in November 2010. Each participant’s mission was to design, report on, code and create projects to help New Yorkers and San Franciscans get information they need while strengthening a sense of community. The projects were open to themes around news, politics, government information, arts, culture or education — pretty much any journalism or technology project that might help residents connect to each other or the city.

The Great Urban Hack Showcase is part of The ARTery Project, an initiative funded by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) aimed at revitalizing the Central Market commercial corridor into a nationally-celebrated cultural destination. The evening will also premiere three art installations on Market Street by Jim Campbell, Theo Watson and Paul Notzold.