You Are Here

DeviceWeb “You Are Here” is an experiment in using digital technologies to represent and engage truly local communities, by offering content and interaction that is only available in a particular place. Using small, inexpensive, open-source wireless routers to deliver compelling, location-specific content, “You Are Here” seeks to facilitate conversations that are informed by the character of the physical spaces where they are installed, and which, in turn, shape the lives of the people who live, work, and play there.

You Are Here was installed in two locations in New York City during the summer of 2016: one just across the street from the storied Alphabet City landmark, Tompkins Square Park, and the other just below the 23rd street entrance to one of the city’s newest and loftiest green spaces, the High Line.

For more information and updates on the project, see our updates on the Tow Center website, or visit our online project hub at:

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