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1303, Tactile City, 2015–18

This is a 1303. Its medium is https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ljamnwgzd54&.

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"label_number": "1303",
"title": "Tactile City, 2015–18",
"description": "A video, two visual diagrams, and a tactile map and key present Tactile City, a proposal for a citywide tactile communication system. The system would use paving with different textures to indicate points of interest, such as a bus stop, a garbage can, a sign, or an entrance to a building. Tactile City also includes a solution for guiding pedestrians through construction sites. Tactile City is conceived as a standard system that could be learned. Tactile City was designed by Theodore Kofman and a team of students and alumni at The Cooper Union.",

"tombstone": "Project Instructor: Theodore Kofman; Students: Charlie Blanchard, Chris Taleff, Thomas Heyer, and Ratan Rai Sur; Alumni team: Emilie Gossiaux and WaI-Jee Ho; The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture, The Cooper Union (New York, New York, USA, founded 1859), with support from the New York City Department of Design and Construction",

"child_object_collection": [
{"title": "Video, 2:05 minutes"},
{"title": "Streetscape Diagrams", "description": "Urban construction sites generate pedestrian detours throughout New York City. A combination of braille graphics, ramped platforms, and motion-activated sound devices would signal the presence of short-term and long-term construction barriers, guiding pedestrians with information about the shape and duration of detours."},
{"title": "Tactile Map", "description": "Tactile graphics by Touch Graphics"}
]
}

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<ref name=CH>{{cite web |url=https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/1159162485/ |title=1303, Tactile City, 2015–18 |author=Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum |accessdate=16 July 2019 |publisher=Smithsonian Institution}}</ref>