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13 neighbors want Arena | Play – public play table, surrounded by a seating for spectating and socializing on Market Street.

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Arena | Play brings the ping pong table out from your aunt and uncle’s basement, neighbor’s garage, and nearly every tech startup’s conference room, and into San Francisco’s most public streetscape. The prototype arrives on Market with a twist: its hexagonal shape creates the opportunity for up to six people to compete at a time. The game experience is enhanced for players and onlookers alike by integrated LED lighting responsive to the ball. Seat groupings define Arena|Play’s edges, allowing pedestrians to enjoy the spectacle and await their own
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Katina Johnson
Market Street Prototyping Festival
Sahiti Karempudi
Galen Maloney
Josh Lee
Tee Parham
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Tom K.
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Groundplay: The evolution of tactical urbanism
Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 6:00pm - 9pm
Exploratorium Observatory, Pier 15 (RSVP required)

Introducing Groundplay -- join us in celebrating the launch of San Francisco Planning’s Groundplay program at the Exploratorium on March 22nd at 6pm as part of their Conversations About Landscape speaker series. Pavement to Parks is merging with Living Innovation Zones and the Market Street Prototyping Festival into one citywide program called Groundplay.

Panelists include Deborah Cullinan, CEO of Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Katy Tang, San Francisco Supervisor for District 4, Shawn Lani, Studio Director of Studio for Public Spaces at Exploratorium, and will be moderated by Kay Cheng and Ilaria Salvadori of City Design Group, San Francisco Planning Department.

RSVP to attend: docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAI...

Who Went?

Danielle Rose
Erik Schmitt
Hunter Franks
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Happy Hour Q&A
Wednesday, March 30, 2016, 4:00pm - 7:00pm
The Hall, 1028 Market Street, San Francisco, CA

Join us for a Happy Hour Q&A at The Hall! Come meet and mingle with the MSPF team and get a chance to discuss any questions you might have about your project submissions and ideas. The MSPF Open Call for new projects for our 2016 festival is open until Apr 15. We’ll also be joined by some of last year’s participants who can share their experiences. Bring your friends and prototype ideas and we’ll see you there!

Open Call info: marketstreetprototyping.org/ge...

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Sean Stevens
Dan
Tom K.
Market Street Prototyping Festival
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Market Street Prototyping Festival

Calling all Bay Area citizens! MSPF is now accepting new project applications for our 2016 festival! Do you have an idea to make Market Street a more vibrant public space? We want to hear about it, submissions accepted now thru Apr 15.

marketstreetprototyping.org/ge...

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Market Street Prototyping Festival

Here's an in depth analysis of the 2015 festival from Gehl Studio San Francisco. "Makers on Market" summarizes key findings and insights from the Festival, identifies prototypes with potential of influencing the design of Market Street, and outlines a framework for using prototyping events as a way to engage members of the public in finding solutions to public challenges.

issuu.com/gehlarchitects/docs/...

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MSPF Community Meeting: Select 10 projects for incubation
Thursday, September 3, 2015, 5:00pm - 7pm
Center for New Music, 55 Taylor Street, SF CA 94102

Our work depends on you! YBCA values our community partners as primary stakeholders as we evolve and grow together. We believe that nurturing and deepening mutually-beneficial relationships with community based organizations, nonprofits, schools, local businesses, artists and creative problem-solvers is key to our interdependent success.

Join us! Participate in the process to select the 10 most successful prototypes--emerging from the pilot festival--for incubation. Together, we will identify the most forward-thinking, diverse citizen-driven solutions for re-energizing Market Street.

You can see the projects that participated in the April 2015 festival here: marketstreetprototyping.org/pr...

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Dan
Tom K.
Market Street Prototyping Festival
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Market Street Prototyping Festival

Here are a few thoughts on the festival from the team at Neighborland - medium.com/neighborland/market...

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Market Street Prototyping Festival — The Neighborland

Tens of thousands of people travel down Market Street in San Francisco every day. Most of us simply mind our own busines…

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How to make your own: m.instructables.com/id/ARENA-P...

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ARENA | PLAY

Arena | Play brings the ping pong table out from your aunt and uncle’s basement, neighbor’s garage, and nearly every tech startup’s conference room, a...

www.instructables.com/id/ARENA...

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Galen Maloney

Hello,
I am trying to get a hold of someone from your team. I wanted to see if you would be interested in collaborating on the extended MSPF that will place prototypes for 4 weeks on Market street from September 27 to October 25. We built a ping pong table (The People's Table) for the mid market section and it was a big success. However, what was missing was a boundary and seating area that could surround the table and create a "cove" of sorts. For this extended MSPF we want to incorporate seating elements similar to your design. I think it would make the perfect fit and was wondering if anyone from your team would be interested in assisting. You can contact me at grmaloney@yahoo.com

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Tom K.
Jul 20, 2015

Hi Galen! So you can actually directly message the team on Neighborland just in case they don't see your question here. Here's how you can do it:

Go to their profile page (neighborland.com/neighbors/gen...)

Look for the green button under their bio that says 'Message'

Click on the button and enter your direct message.

Does that make sense? Let me know if you have any problems connecting! Thanks so much for reaching out!

Tom
tom@neighborland.com

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Market Street Prototyping Festival
Thursday, April 9, 2015, 9:00am
Market Street between Embarcedero and Van Ness

An open call for creative ways to improve Market Street yielded hundreds of submissions from citizens and organizations. Fifty of these submissions were chosen to create rough models, or “prototypes”, that demonstrate how their idea would work. From April 9th - 11th, Market Street will come alive with these ideas. Its wide sidewalks will be filled with temporary installations ranging from performances spaces, relaxation zones, dynamic art pieces, and more.

Come and walk the festival route, check out the installations, and tell us what you think. A selection of these designs will then move from prototype to reality, as part of our city’s Better Market Street initiative.

Who Went?

Steven Kahlich
Susie McKinnon
Max Hawkins
Melody Villavicencio
Cheyenne Maples
Tom K.
Lemon
Dan Sullivan
peepSHOW
Alvin Shiu
Garen Gary Srapyan
Paul Pillitteri
Timber Valley
Galen Maloney
Maria Judice
ATLAS Lab
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Justin Choy

Progress on ping pong table top. Embedded LEDs shall make for some interesting night games!

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Posted Feb 26, 2015
Dan
Dan
Feb 27, 2015

Love it!

Posted by Dan on Feb 27, 2015
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