Hello Lamp Post
OFFICIAL SXSW 2015 EVENT
Learn more and meet the artist on Tuesday, March 17th from 1-4, at Brush Square Museums: 409 E 5th Street. Free and open to the public. Refreshments provided by Austin Beerworks, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, and High Brew Coffee.
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Find lamp posts, fire hydrants, post boxes, moon towers, parking meters, utility boxes, hey anything with a number on it!
Hello Lamp Post
designed by Pan Studio
commissioned by the City of Austin
in partnership with Art Alliance Austin
an official art project of SXSW
mid-February to April 2015
Announcing the second iteration of this heralded and one-of-a-kind international project that successfully blends art and technology to explore our personal connections to place.
Hello Lamp Post is a city-wide platform for play. This is an opportunity to rediscover your local environment, share your memories of the city and uncover the stories that other people leave behind. Hello Lamp Post encourages you to look at the city with fresh eyes and engage with systems we take for granted. This is a chance to slow down, reflect and give yourself permission to play.
Hello Lamp Post is an interactive system that gives everyone in Austin a new tool to talk with each other, through prompts and questions – all facilitated by the city’s physical infrastructure. By referencing the thousands of pre-existing identifier codes that label items of street furniture across the whole city, players can send text messages to particular objects, including (but not limited to) lamp posts, mail boxes, utility boxes, manholes, or telephone poles.
A special thanks to our supporting sponsor the Downtown Austin Alliance.
Interested in sponsoring or partnering with this project? Please email Holly McDaniel at email@example.com or call us at 512-609-8587