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Bubbleware stacked and waiting for activation outside of Austin City Hall

Bubbleware stacked and waiting for activation outside of Austin City Hall

On April 14th Rebar landed in Austin as part of Art City Austin, a half art festival half block party put on by Art Alliance Austin.  The festival marked Bubbleware’s first stateside deployment outside of San Francisco.  Art City Austin closed two main  thoroughfares for one weekend, allowing artists and festival goers to experience the streets sans cars. For two days, Bubbleware were spread out over the 6 block spread creating hot spots of improvised lounge space.

Bubbleware and Swing Bubbleware playground Bubbleware loves kids

Rebar was invited back to participate in both the Fusebox festival and Plaza Life festival.  Bubbleware was first installed at the Fusebox “hub” before being transferred to Frost Bank Tower’s expansive plaza.  The Bubbleware were quite comfortable in their new high-class digs, softening the austerity of Frost Bank Tower’s plaza and inviting passers-by to participate in the many events happening that weekend.

Plaza goers relax to some latin music in the newly activated Frost Bank Plaza

Plaza goers relax to some Latin music in the newly activated Frost Bank Plaza

002 Bubbleware in Austin Enjoying Bubbleware Adam Green and Josh Berliner of Rebar prep Bubbleware for deployment

Rebar’s last stop in our whirlwind tour was City Hall, where Matthew Passmore spoke as part of the Next Level speaker series.

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Matthew Passmore lectures at Austin City Hall

We felt right at home in Austin and hope we contributed to “keepin’ it weird”.

Written by Rebar

May 16th, 2012 at 9:03 pm