GAFFTA and UP Festival Partners featured in WiredPosted on: October 9, 2012
As the Urban Prototyping (UP) festival draws near, the creativity and innovation witnessed at the UP Makethon September 28-30 showcases the result of combining the arts, technology, and community. Wired writer Nathan Hurst attended the weekend and produced a great write-up about the Makethon! He highlighted several of the projects made during the event – focusing on Turn to Clear Vision, which involves seeing far away places in an incredible new way. You can learn more about the project here, or join the facebook event here.
Consider joining me at the UP festival on Saturday, October 20th and enjoy!
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Urban Prototyping is an initiative of Gray Area Foundation for the Arts (GAFFTA), the San Francisco nonprofit dedicated to building social consciousness through digital culture, in partnership with Rebar, IDEO, and strong local partners in cities around the globe.
San Francisco is the second city to host an UP Festival, with Singapore hosting the inaugural festival in conjunction with the World Cities Summit in June-July 2012. Produced in partnership with Newton Circus and Re:Imagine Group, UP Singapore focused on how public and private data could be leveraged to build new web and mobile applications promoting health and sustainability.