UC Berkeley Grad Students Light up San Leandro
Walk With Me
Titles to books on the New York Times Bestsellers List?
Actually, these are the names of experiential installations created by three teams of graduate students from University of California, Berkeley* that will be installed in San Leandro this week. These students, under the guidance of U.C. Berkeley Professor Greg Niemeyer/Director of the Center for New Media and Asst. Professor Ronald Rael/Architecture, spent one day in September walking all over San Leandro not just to discover our City, but also to find “secret gems” that are begging to be discovered in new ways. San Leandrans will experience these installations through delightful visual interactions via lights that will react to their immediate presence; the sensors connected to the playful lighting will provide the students and the City with real time information about how these unique spaces are used — or not used — by people walking by and interacting with the lights.
The City Council heard from the students Monday evening about their innovative use of sensors, arduino boards, and 3D prints to create their projects — this is a fun and fast-paced presentation, so please click here or on the picture below to enjoy the video!
We look forward to your joining us for these unique, interactive — and temporary — installations. Dates and times are listed below. Did you enjoy your experiences? Which was your favorite? Would you like to see permanent installations like these? Please let us know!
* These projects represent a collaboration of students from various departments throughout the University and sponsored by the Global Urban Humanities Initiative , a joint venture between the UC Berkeley Arts & Humanities Division of the College of Letters and Sciences and the College of Environmental Design.
The following ads about the installations will be published in the San Leandro Times this week.