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Saturday, September 12 • 10:00am - 6:00pm
BLOCK PARTY BOOTH - Tracing Equity

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Trace helps us reimagine the question of equity in the design of GIS routing applications — how we might built tools for travel that prompt meaningful dialogue across social, cultural, economic and geographic difference. The application generates walking routes based on digital sketches people create and digitally mark without a map. In addition to creating walking paths, people can share their paths with others.

Instead of emphasizing transport, the project foregrounds experiences of travel. Rather than orienting toward end goals, the project supports social connections. Beyond precision and step counts, the project promotes exploration and indeterminacy. In other words, Trace asks how existing technologies might be done in different ways.


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Feet First

Feet First, a Seattle-based non-profit, works to make our communities more walkable throughout Washington and encourages all of us to walk more. Places for people to walk matters. We all know that walking is one of the best ways to stay healthy, reduce pollution, and avoid traffic... Read More →
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University of Washington
We are a group of designers, technologists and activists who aim to understand and shape how technology can be done differently.

Saturday September 12, 2015 10:00am - 6:00pm PDT
Occidental Mall/Park 300 Occidental Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104