Saturday, September 12 - Sunday September 13, 10am - 6pm
Occidental Park, 300 Occidental Ave S. 98104
Friday, September 18, 10am - 7pm
Saturday, September 19, 930am - 6pm
Seattle Central Public Library, 1000 4th Ave, Seattle, WA 98104
Friday, September 25
Surface Theory, 536 1st Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98104
Seattle Design Festival events are free and require no RSVP unless otherwise noted.
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.