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Our game accepted into IndieCade!

So exciting: our new game Sankofa Says will launch on October 9th at IndieCade — the international festival of independent games! We are honored to be an official selection in the big games category. Join us — our game is free to play!  Oct 9

A “People St Plaza” coming in Leimert Park

From the streets of Leimert Park, change is coming! Today the City of LA approved a project to transform a Leimert street segment, closing it to car traffic, and opening it up to pedestrians, art and games. That’s right –

Adventures of a Travelling Payphone

The payphones are off to see the world! Last week a PiPhone took an epic West Coast road trip to ICA in Seattle. This week, we took an intact original on a cross country flight to Boston . loading up in the PhD

History of the PiPhone Kit (Part I)

>> For the latest on our PiPhone, see the PiPhone project page. The Leimert Phone Company began with a simple question: “how can we use payphones to act as portals for local culture?” An early prototype considered how people might

Renting phonebooths for movies and public space theater

Can the theater of public space learn from Hollywood rentals? Do we need props for neighborhood planning? Two weeks ago, we discovered that for a mere $50 you can rent a phonebooth. Los Angeles is a great place for such

Future of the World Stage (short video)

To design from the culture up, we must listen. How do the past and future meet? For open innovation, we make our interviews public to give everyone access to the issues we are working to address. Here is a short

Fall design teaser

Here is a quick preview of some art and construction of a design we are working on this fall: (Click to zoom. Image courtesy of Rudy Rude.)

Thar’s Gold in Them Thar Phones…

Intrepid amateur payphone archeologist extraordinaire Lana Swartz took a meticulous inventory of the bounty we discovered in the payphones the Leimert Phone Company bought earlier this year. She recounts her findings in “Transactions: a payments archive”. Read her story to

Video: Our Idea Travels to Detroit

We just released a video about our summer trip to Detroit. The idea was to start planting some seeds nationwide, in part through our workshop at the Allied Media Conference. Check it out: Thanks to Leila and Karl for making

Join us for National Day of Civic Hacking in Leimert

In celebration of President Obama’s National Day of Civic Hacking on June 2nd, here in Leimert Park we are hosting “We Can Fix It — an Urban Tech Block Party.” For details, see our description from the national website: In