Thursday, June 28, 2012

Crowdsourcing Solutions for Reinventing Currency

Spark In 60 is a series of 60 second video interviews that capture the inspiration and experiences of NYC creatives. My good friend Sean aka Four Ones Media just launched the site full of videos he stitched together using an iPhone. The site was created by IDSA NYC.

Mine features an idea I was kicking around at the time I was in NYC (no, I'm not a New Yorker). I am intrigued by a crowdsourced solution by which everyone, in the action of possessing money, would be able to participate in creating a money system that would be more accessible to visually impaired people. It only has 1 rule. Clip the corners of your paper bills in correspondence with the unit of currency. Watch...

Beau Trincia from Spark in 60 by IDSA NYC on Vimeo.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Back From Hacking

It's been quite a while since my last post in January. Alas, several side projects have kept me preoccupied, most of them centered around social media as means of activating public space. More about that in the coming weeks!

In the mean time I want to share some the experiences I have had collaborating with some talented people at my office IDEO and the weekly Hack Night and at a recent hackathon, ArtHack SF sponsored by GAFFTA and The Creators Project. Exciting things to come from the increasingly intersecting worlds of the physical and the digital!

Hack Nights at IDEO from IDEO on Vimeo.