Thursday Evenings in June and July
7:00 - 9:00 pm
Stephen Foster Community Center
286 Main St., Lawrenceville

June 7, June 14, June 21, June 28
July 5, July 12, July 19


for more information contact
Carl DiSalvo

What are the Goals of the Lawrenceville Project?

1. Discover and share the unique qualities and issues of of Lawrenceville.

2. Produce a series of engaging interactive projects that creatively address and communicate the unique qualities and issues of Lawrenceville.

How Will We Do This?

Through a series of guided workshops and open-studios in which we provide toolkits and hands-on support for collaboratively exploring the neighborhood and using interactive technologies to capture "data" and turn it into interactive art and devices.

Why Do This?

» As a program for celebrating the neighborhood - to bring people together to recognize and make public what is special about Lawrenceville.

» As a program for increasing technological literacy - to introduce advanced new media technologies into the community for enabling powerful and compelling forms of communication and expression.

» As a program for community empowerment - to bring together people through technology and the arts to build social networks and technical capacity to collectively address local issues.

Who We Are?

We are faculty and researchers at Carnegie Mellon University and University of Pittsburgh. We have backgrounds in design, informal learning, robotics, and art. We are committed to several core ideas that motivate this project:

» The university can and should be a resource for communities.

» The design of emerging technologies should be a public and participatory endeavor.

» The arts are potent way of introducing people to technology.