Control Group and Titan re-envision NYC’s payphones into information booths for the future. In a new project called NYC I/O, they propose to turn 11,400+ payphones across NYC into a network of touchable, transparent-screened kiosks connected by fiber optics. Step inside and pay your outstanding parking tickets, look for a restaurant anywhere in the city, or do any number of things within the network all for free. What do you guys think? Would you be excited to use these?
Beautiful idea; beautiful execution. Swedish interactive agency Forsman and Bodenfors is combating the homelessness issue that’s affecting 3,400 people in Gothenburg by creating faux hotel Faktum. The hotel site allows you to book a stay at 10 locations where the homeless are likely to rest, anywhere from public parks to spots under bridges, and the money behind each booking goes to a charity created to help solve the problem. You can even book a room for a friend! Brilliant, brilliant idea! Here’s hoping that it will make the rounds enough to make a difference.
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Graphic designer Ebon Heath gives a typography a new life in this series of typographic sculptures made out of words suspended with strings. In the artist’s own words, the series titled “Stereo.Type” is meant as “a synthesis of our typographic language with the physical expression of our body language”.