OhHeckYeah: An Immersive Street Arcade

Brian Corrigan

Funding Received: 2013
Denver, CO
Funding Period: 1 year and 5 months
November 13, 2013

OHY Kickstarter Video on the Denver Theatre District’s LED Screen.

September Highlights

-- OHY Kickstarter Launch Event at Denver Startup Week
-- Presentation at the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver for PechaKucha
-- Presentation to Denver’s Commission on Cultural Affairs at Redline
-- Presentation to the Downtown Denver Partnership’s Denver Civic Ventures Board
-- New Cultural Programming Partnership with the Clyfford Still Museum
-- New Cultural Programming Partnership with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra

Recent Wins
City Street Arcade Injects Play Into Public Space

75 Seriously Fun Ways to Make Your Town More Playful

100 Colorado Creatives 

Jane Jacobs advocated the benefit of sidewalks acting as connectors to serendipitous interactions; we meet new people, reconnect with old friends, stumble onto new experiences, etc. All combined, this cements the building blocks to community resiliency, safer streets and connections into economic opportunity. When we drive we completely lose out on this benefit because the car acts as a barrier to our community and surroundings. This protective barrier over time has helped contribute to making people cautious in urban public spaces. In most cities, when people do walk they rarely interact with strangers on the sidewalk and if approached, can respond negatively. This type of interaction is like being in a car, completely closed to experiencing the positive benefits of a serendipitous encounter. Our questions: How can we design the sidewalks to make it easier to interact? How can the sidewalk contribute to enhancing the community’s social glue?

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