Chairs placed on streets of NYC, then tracked with GPS


Awesome experiment!

Blue Dot Studio put 25 of their chairs on the streets of Manhanttan, and then followed the chairs through a combination of GPS and video surveillance as people picked them up and took them home–which, by the way, the public could follow in real time on Twitter. Then they interviewed the chair-collectors. This is the film.I love the friendly use of hacked mobile and surveillance technologies to enhance the shared nature of urban experience, and the exploration of how today’s brick-and-mortar cities are fused with real-time electronic interactions. I love the way these people talk about how the chairs intersect with their lives, and the passionate way they speak of “curb-mining” and upcycling the things they find on the city streets.”

Blu Dot Real Good Experiment

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One Response to “Chairs placed on streets of NYC, then tracked with GPS”

  1. Mike Says:

    this is the coolest experiment ever, would like to see more

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