Tuesday, September 16, 2008
"A fixed public device which allows people to view news from around the world in the form of RSS feed content displayedon screen. The news is chosen and acquired by physically interacting with this device; moving the telescope part of it, so as to train sights - set direction and distance - in order to focus on and pick up news from a particular geographical location."
My friend Edd is working on this public space infoscope at the Goldsmith Media Research Programme. He tells me that they have 5 years of funding lined up to continue developing public use technology in urban space.
See the prototype on his Flickr page...