Twitter bots, aggregators, social software, mobile apps - we use these things more and more in our daily routines to make our lives better. But can we also use them to remake our cities altogether?
How can software designers, architects, urban planners, sociologists and citizens work together to design a better San Francisco?
How can we transform urban spaces, changing them from the centralized, hard-coded things they are today into finely-tuned, fluid, user-operated systems that are efficient, sustainable and fit for life in the 21st century?
This will be the first San Francisco DIYcity meetup. Are you interested in helping with this stuff? Then you're invited! Come out to get to know each other, exchange ideas and help plot our future direction. Please also join our discussion group at DIYcity.org:
DIYcity SF is the local branch of DIYcity, a movement kicked off by John Geraci in New York City. For more about DIYcity, visit diycity.org.
Official Website: http://diycity.org/local-group/diy-san-francisco
Added by parisoma on December 1, 2008
OK, people are pushing back about us scheduling it against Macworld Expo... (and more importantly: the free booze at Macworld parties ;) )..
What do you think of Jan. 14?
Jan 14 is much better.
is it going to be on Jan 14 ?
Yes; it's moved to January 14 by popular demand.
Join in the conversation and shape DIYcity SF:
Here is a cool thing that I love with tech (Twitter + Notifixious) and city :
This Twitter account is the SF Firemen :
And you can track it with Notifixious to receive notifications on your cell phone, or IM or email when there is an emergency :
You can aso track earthquakes the same way :