Lightweave Featured in Curbed Washington DC

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Both displays are pieces of the BID’s ongoing effort, launched in 2014, to activate the four train underpasses in the midst of the neighborhood, on K, L, and M streets NE, and Florida Avenue NE. “They create interest and excitement and something whimsical in the underpasses,” NoMa BID President Robin-Eve says of Lightweave and Rain. “This is really what these projects are all about, making something that is normally a barrier an invitation.”
— Edward Russell

Nataly And Jason Interviewed For The World Economic Forum Website

Nataly and Jason were interviewed by Ian Klaus for his article: "Diplomats and designers are key to solving climate change. Here’s how they think we can do it". The interview brought together designers and diplomats to discuss the future of cities in light of environmental change and policy. Nataly and Jason were in discussion with Jonathan Pershing, the former Special Envoy for Climate Change at the US Department of State and lead US negotiator to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, and now director of the Environment Program at the Hewlett Foundation.

From the website: "Diplomacy and design are both science and art, technical professions that adhere to the rules of politics and physics but celebrate charisma and creativity. The two disciplines are rarely in conversation, lacking common language and institutions. Nonetheless, diplomats and designers increasingly take up the same questions and challenges from terrorism to sustainable development and climate change."  (Ian Klaus)

NATALY INTERVIEWED FOR FORBES PODCAST

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“What will the cities of the future look like? Autonomous cars, interactive walls, and sustainable infrastructure are just a few of the ideas being looked at by city planners around the world. In this episode of The Current podcast, Michael Copeland speaks with Nataly Gattegno, co-founder of the FUTUREFORMS to find out how cities will evolve.”

DATAGROVE FEATURED IN THE ATLANTIC'S CITYLAB

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FUTUREFORMS is a design studio and architectural think tank in San Francisco’s Dogpatch neighborhood. “Datagrove,” their 2012 installation for the ZERO1 Art and Technology Biennial in San Jose, made nearby data streams visible in light and sound. Trending Twitter feeds were rendered audible through small speakers. The installation, according to the Lab, functioned “as a social media ‘whispering wall’ that harnesses data that is normally nested and hidden in smart phones, and amplifies this discourse into the public realm.”

NATALY QUOTED ON CNN ABOUT CITE, "THE $1 BILLION CITY NOBODY CALLS HOME".

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(CNN) In the arid plains of the southern New Mexico desert, between the site of the first atomic bomb test and the U.S.-Mexico border, a new city is rising from the sand.

Planned for a population of 35,000, the city will showcase a modern business district downtown, and neat rows of terraced housing in the suburbs. It will be supplied with pristine streets, parks, malls and a church.

But no one will ever call it home...

MURMUR WALL FEATURED IN SF WEEKLY

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In our high-tech society, star-crossed lovers, business colleagues and bored teenagers everywhere are finding new ways to communicate. No longer satisfied with analog methods, now we can send each other much shorter messages using digital means. 

That’s nothing new but what will a love letter or business email look like in the next ten years? Hopefully as wild as Murmur Wall, a spiraling structure lit in bright purple near the entrance of the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. 

Hard to miss — especially during the darker hours — the piece allows curious visitors to read short messages and even send their own. You can type something into this website and watch your message immediately come up on the sculpture's pod-like spheres with small screens on them. You’re limited to 20 characters (and no symbols)...