12.11.14: Count Me In: Walking and the City

Lighting art/sensor projects by Global Urban Humanities students

December 11, 2014, 2-5P p.m.
Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium
UC Berkeley

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How can a city improve nighttime safety, create public art, and collect pedestrian data all at once? Come see how in beautiful interactive lighting art projects/sensors by UC Berkeley students installed in underpasses, on overpasses near schools, and along walking routes to BART.

The students were participants in the interdisciplinary course Sensing Cityscapes: Sensors, Cities, Policies/Basic Protocols for New Media, sponsored by the Global Urban Humanities Initiative (GloUH) and taught by Assoc. Prof. Greg Niemeyer, Department of Art Practice and Director of the Berkeley Center for New Media, and Assoc. Prof. Ron Rael, Department of Architecture.

Throughout the semester, the students have been exploring issues of smart cities, big data, surveillance, and connections between art, quantitative research, and normative city planning processes. Working closely with the City of San Leandro, these graduate students in art practice, city planning, architecture, geography, and other fields have installed three temporary projects: Urban Heartbeat, Walk with Me, and Underglow.

Presented by students, faculty and staff from the Global Urban Humanities Initiative, CITRIS (Center for Information Technology in the Interest of Society), BCNM (Berkeley Center for New Media), and the CITRIS Social Apps Lab

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Partners include:

Kaiser Permanente, San Francisco Office of Innovation, City of San Leandro