Friday, June 26, 2009
Deeplocal Develops Chalkbot
Chalkbot was a key element in Nike’s LIVESTRONG campaign for the 2009 Tour de France. Supporters in the U.S. and France texted inspirational messages for bicyclists that were printed in yellow chalk by Chalkbot on the roads of the Tour. View the Nike/Livestrong page featuring DeepLocal.....
Deeplocal is an innovation studio that helps companies rapidly develop and implement new technologies by applying the ingenuity of art to the challenges of business. Having spun out of Carnegie Mellon University’s art and technology research lab, Deeplocal’s client list includes Nike, GigaPan.org, TheMotherhood.com, Kennywood, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Mellon University, Port Authority of Allegheny County, and more. Find more information at http://www.deeplocal.com
Support from the Studio for Creative Inquiry, a Carnegie Mellon research center for artists and technologists housed in the College of Fine Arts, provided crucial development assistance in the early formation stages of DeepLocal, as has initial investment from Idea Foundry, and coaching from regional investors and entrepreneurs. Deeplocal was named to the Top 40 under 40 startups of 2007 by American Venture Magazine.
Story and Pictures Courtesy Deeplocal