Data Lantern

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Client: Market Street Prototyping Festival

Location: San Francisco, CA, United States

Completion date: 2015

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Market Street Prototyping Festival

Overview

The Data Lanterns are a network of sculptural civic totems that reveal and illuminate layers of urban data. They create poetry out of infrastructure and celebrate the ebb and flow of the city with animated beacons of flowing light. The vertical lanterns are connected to data from neighboring transportation systems and inform pedestrians about the arrival and departure of trains, buses and ferries. The lanterns are physically attached to existing vertical light posts and signaling poles. They transform these utilitarian columns into data-informed light beacons that animate the streetscape both day and night.

Additional Information

The project was for the 2015 Market Street Prototyping Festival. For three days, San Francisco’s Market Street transformed into a public platform through “bold and imaginative projects” that create “increasing connections and social interactions.”