“I developed this idea, that maybe we could use technology to help people reclaim public space. Not from anyone, but from dereliction, from neglect.” John Hanke tells FastCo.Design’s Mark Wilson in this article about Pokemon Go’s Next Big Move. Niantic Labs is partnering with the Knight Foundation to explore the ways in which augmented reality can impact civic engagement and public spaces.
“I think about it as a prototype to the future of cities, period. I think cities are either going to use technology to get people out into space together, or it’s going to drive people apart.” says Sam Gill, foundation VP at the Knight Foundation.
Read more about the partnership here.