Some photos from Summer of Smart @ GAFFTA – Part II

Over the weekend, I volunteered at the Summer of Smart (SoS) event held at Gray Area Foundation for the Arts (GAFFTA). It was the second hack-a-thon in a series of three. It’s an opportunity for community leaders, developers, designers, journalists, architects, engineers, and all creative types to innovate and affect change in the community. Very dynamic event!

The view from the 5th floor of the Warfield building.

The second half of the 48 hour SoS hack-a-thon. Teams coming together to put the finishing touches on their application ideas to help bring awareness to the San Francisco Community.

More Smart folks hard at work!

I had the opportunity meet and have a great conversation about arts and technology with Speek‘s Development Community Manager, Matt Nolan. What a great mind with some innovative ideas!

The ComMUNIcation 3rrors Team developed an idea that would work similarly to Smartphone application, NextBus, iBART, iCommute BUT with more accurate transit information/data! Exciting!!


Author: Dorothy R. Santos

Dorothy R. Santos (b. 1978) is a Filipina-American writer, editor, curator, and educator whose research interests include new media and digital art, activism, artificial intelligence, and biotechnology. Born and raised in San Francisco, California, she holds Bachelor’s degrees in Philosophy and Psychology from the University of San Francisco, and received her Master’s degree in Visual and Critical Studies at the California College of the Arts. She serves as one of the editors-in-chief for Hyphen magazine. Her work appears in art21, Art Practical, Daily Serving, Rhizome, Hyperallergic, and SF MOMA's Open Space. She has lectured at the De Young museum, Stanford University, School of Visual Arts, and more. Her essay “Materiality to Machines: Manufacturing the Organic and Hypotheses for Future Imaginings,” was published in The Routledge Companion to Biology in Art and Architecture (2016). She is currently a Yerba Buena Center for the Arts fellow researching the concept of citizenship. She also serves as executive staff for the Bay Area Society for Art & Activism and board member for the SOMArts Cultural Center.

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