Flipping the Bird!: How we Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the E-scooter (and Other Disruptive Transit)
A KCRW/DnA x IndieCade game-jam on E-Scooters and The Future of Mobility
E-scooters, birthed in Santa Monica, have presented the biggest disruption to transportation since ridesharing.
Yet they also have huge potential — to resolve the first mile, last mile challenge; to transport people to work and school; and to bring the fun back into mobility that has diminished as traffic congestion has grown.
Santa Monica and many other cities have been resistant to e-scooters. But instead of fighting them, what would cities look like if they fully embraced them?
And what about the other disrupters? While e-scooters are the most recent and fascinating of the tech-driven, private sector transportation solutions to enter the civic realm, others are barreling towards us — think heli-taxis, drones, and maybe even the hyperloop.
How will these transit innovations change our lives and the form of the city?
We’ll find out when KCRW/DnA teams up with USC gaming and city design experts Jeff Watson and Jose Sanchez to present this “Think Indie” game jam at IndieCade 2018.
Bring your open minds and tap into the imaginative potential of games, experiences and built environments — to think big about how e-scooters and other new mobility solutions can transform our lives and our cities