DATA LANTERN

"... THAT LONGING TO WEAVE TOGETHER PERCEPTIONS, TO AFFIRM THE RICHNESS OF US AS HUMAN BEINGS BOTH AS PERFORMERS AND AUDIENCE MEMBERS." - MEREDITH MONK

The Data Lanterns are a network of sculptural civic totems that reveal and illuminate layers of urban data. They create poetry out of infrastructure and celebrate the ebb and flow of the city with animated beacons of flowing light. The vertical lanterns are connected to data from neighboring transportation systems and inform pedestrians about the arrival and departure of trains, buses and ferries. The lanterns are physically attached to existing vertical light posts and signaling poles. They transform these utilitarian columns into data-informed light beacons that animate the streetscape both day and night.

Date: 2015
Location: Market Street Prototyping Festival, San Francisco, CA
Design: Jason Kelly Johnson & Nataly Gattegno
Team:  Ji Ahn, Fernando Amenedo, Ripon DeLeon, Jeff Maeshiro, Collin Schupman, Elaine Suh
Supported by: San Francisco Market Street Prototyping Festival
Press: Data Lantern featured in San Francisco Chronicle; Data Lantern featured in Next City; Data Lantern featured in Curbed SF