Inspired by the National Building Museum’s Intelligent Cities initiative, the 24 Hour City Project encourages participants to explore the intersection of the built environment, data, the arts, and information technology. Criteria for projects submitted to the 24 Hour City Project were that they must have a physical and digital component. DCWEEK is approaching fast (Nov 4-11), and we recently discovered this project will be highlighted during the week-long technology festival.
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A recent open call for submissions garnered an array of innovative and experimental concepts. Each of the selected projects received a $1000 grant to create a unique and fully interactive installation that explores the intersection of technology, the city and its community. Just in time for DCWEEK, new set of terrific projects has been custom built for the 24 Hour City Project will be featured during the festival’s closing party. Here’s an inside peek at the new projects included:
Play It Forward:
Play It Forward is an interactive installation that activates play and movement by automatically donating a small amount of money each time someone plays with it. The objective is to encourage everyone to get out and be active while helping charity at the same time! The installation will draw from an initial donation stipend which can be increased by organizations or individuals who want to encourage further giving and movement. Learn more >>
Party Peeple is a new mobile app and live interactive performance experience that explores the assumptions we make based on others’ social media data. DC Week participants will have the opportunity to opt-in with their Facebook account to “peep” their fellow attendees and leverage e-Geaux’s infallible social media artificial intelligence. Learn more >>
Digital Tin-Can Telephones
Based on the childhood game, this is a playful system to record and connect local stories. This experience draws on the playful games of childhood. A series of digitally imbued tin can telephones—capable of recording and playback – will document and share the collective memory of DC by providing a playful forum for communal discussion. Learn more >>
A giant re-cycled bicycle parade and community mapping project, this experience will bring together members of the DC DIY tech, arts, and sustainability community for an epic bike ride and interactive art installation. Along the way riders will be tracing their route with DIY mapping technology constructed out of recycled materials and then geo coding to make a dynamic map of the route accessible online. Learn more >>
These new projects will be joined by the three entries from the first installation of 24 Hour City Project (June 2011) which included a rapidly fabricated 3D bio-metric map of the education levels of DC, a data mash-up and furniture installation mapping the work of Wider Circle in the District, and a 3D video portrait and data installation of DC residents.
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