PICNIC07: Urban Playgrounds, Federico Casalegno, MIT

Exploring how people, info and tech evolve. Presenting 2 projects.

  1. The electronic lens, with the govt of Catalunya: how can we rethink how citizens and institutions communicate, using mobile devices? Retrieve info from local places using physical bookmarks etc. Looks like a fairly standard tag-real-world thingy;
  2. What is the bus stop of the future? A landmark customised by UGC apparently, with a screen owned by the transportation agency for braodcasting information. At the back was a 6m x 2m wall with LEDs. The metaphor: the more communication happens within the bus stop, the more activity there is in the garden. Quite cute.