A neat experiment in community will be repeated in San Jose in August: A year ago, Anab Jain handed people flyers with tear-off contact information that read "Wanted" and asked them to fill out what they wanted. Neighbors and a Wi-Fi connection were two responses. Jain took this idea and created the yellow chair: A chair they placed outside Jain's house with access to her Internet-connected Wi-Fi network. They did a little advertising for it, and created a book. She made a neat movie about it, too.
we-make-money-not-art reports that two designer/artists will install their yellow chairs in San Jose, if they can find welcoming households. The we-make-money-not-art site includes a short interview, and notes that Jain and a collaborator won a prize in the UNESCO Digital Art Awards competition.