Exploring the dynamics of social behavior along the Embarcadero between Piers 15 and 9
Experiments in People-WatchingExploratorium (Pier 15, San Francisco, CA) Map it Free
San Francisco’s Exploratorium and the Rebar Art and Design Studio are creating a public space laboratory called "Experiments in People-Watching," which instruments and enlivens the most popular of urban activities — people watching. Funded by the Port of San Francisco and situated at the marginal wharf between the Exploratorium at Pier 15 and Pier 9, this free public space is structured around reconfigurable and interactive seating that offers visitors an opportunity to view and explore the dynamics of social behavior. Opening July 1, 2013, for six months, the site will also feature a collection of activities that will help people — visitors and locals alike — notice and evaluate the social signals given by the people around them. As they enjoy the parade of passers-by along the Embarcadero, they can discover something about those who live, work, and visit here.