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29th May 2014

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Come play with BAIO outdoors this weekend, 5/30-5/31, at MacroCity. There’s still a few slots left on the field trips, an exciting reception at SPUR with talks from Sinan Akkaya (AT&T), Isaiah Saxon (DIY.org) and Alex Steffen (Worldchanging), and a day long of talks at Brava Theater, for those who want to travel far but would like to stay out of the sun!
We’re so proud to be part of a series of events in SF this weekend, as part of National Day of Civic Hacking. Although MacroCity is more storytelling than coding, as an organization looking at infrastructure and technology in a region that is often cited as “birthplace to the future”, we’re fascinated by historical shifts to future projections. Some of the most poignant, exciting stories emerge out of this in between space, and looking into the past allows us to understand that future predictions are not inevitable fact but shaped by very human decisions.
Over the next 30 years 50% of our built environment will be replaced. What that future looks like, no one really knows. Let’s look at the ways roads have been signifiers of democracy, gas lights and streetlights have been seen as beacons of modernity and urban utopia, let’s also confront the very pressing concerns of earthquakes, sea level rise, population growth and climate change in the Bay Area to guide our collective shaping of the urban environment. 
themacrocity.com It’s almost here!
Come play with BAIO outdoors this weekend, 5/30-5/31, at MacroCity. There’s still a few slots left on the field trips, an exciting reception at SPUR with talks from Sinan Akkaya (AT&T), Isaiah Saxon (DIY.org) and Alex Steffen (Worldchanging), and a day long of talks at Brava Theater, for those who want to travel far but would like to stay out of the sun!
We’re so proud to be part of a series of events in SF this weekend, as part of National Day of Civic Hacking. Although MacroCity is more storytelling than coding, as an organization looking at infrastructure and technology in a region that is often cited as “birthplace to the future”, we’re fascinated by historical shifts to future projections. Some of the most poignant, exciting stories emerge out of this in between space, and looking into the past allows us to understand that future predictions are not inevitable fact but shaped by very human decisions.
Over the next 30 years 50% of our built environment will be replaced. What that future looks like, no one really knows. Let’s look at the ways roads have been signifiers of democracy, gas lights and streetlights have been seen as beacons of modernity and urban utopia, let’s also confront the very pressing concerns of earthquakes, sea level rise, population growth and climate change in the Bay Area to guide our collective shaping of the urban environment. 
themacrocity.com

It’s almost here!

Come play with BAIO outdoors this weekend, 5/30-5/31, at MacroCity. There’s still a few slots left on the field trips, an exciting reception at SPUR with talks from Sinan Akkaya (AT&T), Isaiah Saxon (DIY.org) and Alex Steffen (Worldchanging), and a day long of talks at Brava Theater, for those who want to travel far but would like to stay out of the sun!

We’re so proud to be part of a series of events in SF this weekend, as part of National Day of Civic Hacking. Although MacroCity is more storytelling than coding, as an organization looking at infrastructure and technology in a region that is often cited as “birthplace to the future”, we’re fascinated by historical shifts to future projections. Some of the most poignant, exciting stories emerge out of this in between space, and looking into the past allows us to understand that future predictions are not inevitable fact but shaped by very human decisions.

Over the next 30 years 50% of our built environment will be replaced. What that future looks like, no one really knows. Let’s look at the ways roads have been signifiers of democracy, gas lights and streetlights have been seen as beacons of modernity and urban utopia, let’s also confront the very pressing concerns of earthquakes, sea level rise, population growth and climate change in the Bay Area to guide our collective shaping of the urban environment. 

themacrocity.com

Tour: San Francisco Macro-Cell Site

10th July 2013

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We have a quick trip coming up next Wednesday (7/17) at 1 PM for all who are interested - doing a brief one-hour guided tour of an AT&T macrocell site in downtown San Francisco.

Should be a fun chance to check out some of the wireless data/voice communication infrastructure that supports the city, and hear about all the challenges of getting the Internet evenly distributed with all the hills and buildings in the way.

Let us know if you’d like to attend! We’re capped at 20, so get it while it’s hot by sending an e-mail over to tim@infraobservatory.com.

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