Geodesic Intervention activates outdoor seating to promote human interactions outside year-round, while also collecting data to inform urban planning and create more human-centered public spaces. This prototype exhibits a sensor system that tracks the number of users who come to enjoy the space. In future iterations, more complex sensor systems will be developed to understand what sparks ludic behavior in the space. The benefits of better public spaces are not just felt individually; more human-centered public spaces are known to improve public safety, public health, and retail sales through the reduction of congestion and the ability to sit, stay, and enjoy one’s surroundings.
On view at Stamps Gallery
This work is featured as part of Adapt: The 2019 Stamps Senior Show, unfolding during the month of April in four exhibition sites throughout the city of Ann Arbor: the Michigan Theater, Duderstadt Video Studio, the Art & Architecture Building, and Stamps Gallery. Each space will host key exhibition events including film/video screenings, live performances, and opening receptions. Check the exhibition page for dates, times and hours.