Niantic Labs at Google, together with community partners Michigan Corps and D:hive, will host the first ‘Explore Detroit Day’ on August 10th, 2013 to invite the public into a guided experience of its ground-breaking Field Trip app. The free public event will take place on August 10, 2013 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at D:hive at 1253 Woodward Ave Detroit, MI 48226.
The event will provide guided opportunities to explore Detroit using Field Trip through walking tours and an open house with local food and beverages. The schedule of events is as follows:
1:00pm: Registration Opens
1:30pm – 3:30pm: Scavenger Hunt of Downtown (1 - 4 people per team); Teams of four will be given clues and will have two hours to scour downtown for answers. Some of the answers will be found through Field Trip.
2:00pm – 3:30pm & 2:30pm – 4:00pm: Explore Detroit Walking Tour; Experience Detroit’s major landmarks, new developments and great historical spots from an insider’s perspective. Learn about Detroit’s emerging themes of community, collaboration and creativity.
3:00pm – 5:00pm: Open House with local food and beverages. Announcement about Field Trip at 4:15pm.
This event is free and open to the public, but space is limited. Register online.
Field Trip from Niantic Labs is a publishing platform that surfaces stories from hyper-local partners. Serving as a guide to the world’s hidden and unique treasures, Field Trip notifies the user as s/he approaches a landmark with an interesting story. ‘Explore Detroit Day’ will feature stories from partners like Detroit Moxie, Curbed Detroit, and Historic Detroit.
“Through Field Trip, individuals can, on their own time, engage with informative, inspiring, and often hidden stories about places and people in Detroit”, commented John Hanke from Niantic Labs at Google. “As more people look to participate in Detroit’s resurgence, tools like Field Trip invite everyone into a heightened experience and understanding of interesting stories in the community.”
“The spirit of Field Trip resonates with Michigan Corps’ mission to give Detroiters near and far opportunities to use the web and more to make a difference in Detroit,” said Elizabeth Garlow, Executive Director of Michigan Corps, a local non-profit partner of Niantic Labs at Google. “With Field Trip’s stories in hand, we believe amazing connections and creative ideas can surface.”
Whether you live in the city, are planning a visit, or would like to expose friends and family to Detroit’s hidden stories, download and begin exploring with Field Trip at http://goo.gl/RrcfQr.
For more information about Niantic Labs at Google, visit http://www.nianticproject.com/
For more information about Michigan Corps, visit http://michigancorps.org
For more information about D:hive, visit http://dhivedetroit.org