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San Francisco Plans to Produce More Fog to Build Community Spirit

The Market Street Prototyping Festival will bring a giant dining room, a roving selfie machine, and other wackiness to the city.
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If there's one thing San Francisco doesn't need more of (beside techies, some might argue), it's fog.

Yet next year, the municipal government plans to deploy a machine that spits out even more vapor. Called the Fogplane, the device is tentatively scheduled to sit at the UN Plaza near the Civic Center BART station. Its creators say that it's an artistic tribute to the burg's signature pea soup: "Fogplane focuses on San Francisco’s microclimates and the way its inhabitants relate to, create, recollect in memories their city as they walk through it and experience it." Curious pedestrians—and people who just don't feel clammy enough—will be able to walk through it and receiving a light misting.