Lab and Lunch: Common Sensing

Thursday, July 20, 2017 • Noon–1:00 p.m.

Exploratorium, Pier 15, Fisher Bay Observatory Gallery

Free, RSVP required for lunch. (Email, or call 415.528.4444, and choose option 5.)

Artist Rosten Woo will share sketches and footage from Common Sensing, a series of short films about sensors and the people who build them, maintain them, and use what they produce. This project looks at the world of environmental measurement as a physical and intellectual infrastructure, one that binds together the Bay Observatory’s rooftop, a mountaintop in Colorado, a volcano in Hawaii, and an intricate system of shipping and receiving.

About the speaker:

Rosten Woo is an artist, designer, writer, and educator who produces civic-scale artworks. Based in Los Angeles, Woo develops projects that help people better understand complex systems, reorient themselves to the places they live, and participate in civic processes. He is co-founder and former executive director of the Center for Urban Pedagogy (CUP).