Chairs placed on streets of NYC, then tracked with GPS




Jeremy Adam Smith says:

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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