Google Shoot View

Google Shoot View

Amsterdam-based digital agency Pool has just launched Google Shoot View, a pretty extraordinary web-based first-person shooter that takes Google Street View as environment. The game encourages players to “explore the beauty of the world’s cities, towns and villages through 360-degree street-level imagery… and fire a M4A1 assault rifle”.

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Guided By Music

The National Gallery of Denmark launched an interesting project involving art and music some months ago, that breaks the intangible screen that usually divides us from the modern art world. The institute asked several Danish musicians to compose a track based on their interpretation of some of the major works released by Danish and Nordic artists between 1750…

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Kong Brings Urban Furniture To Life

Great ideas are often simple ideas. Take this project by the German graphic designer and street artist Kong. Using styrofoam balls, Kong transformed a number of urban objects and street furniture like post boxes, garbage bins and public toilets into funny looking puppets that strongly remind of Sesame Street’s Elmo and Cookie Monster. Small effort,…

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Revolutionary Train Of Thought

Even though public heathers have been installed at several train stations, there is a more revolutionary approach to avoid waiting at an utterly cold platform. Paul Priestman, director of the British design group Priestmangoode, argues that the concept of ‘moving platforms’ will take rail transport into the 21st century. This futuristic idea aims to connect train…

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Keep Yourself Warm With The Public Heater

We don’t have to smoke any more to get social with strangers at the train station. Yesterday I came across a rather innovative urban installation at Schiedam Centrum station (a Rotterdam suburb) that has to keep the train travelers warm when they’re waiting at windy stations. On a cold day like yesterday strangers huddle together to…

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Literature In The Copenhagen Metro

Metro Litteratur, Copenhagen

Metro Litteratur is a recently launched campaign that helps to promote talented Danish authors, poets and graphic artists by distributing their works at various metro stations in the city of Copenhagen. The program is a collaboration between the Milan-based organization Subway Letteratura and the Copenhagen Metro Authority and is “a result of a competition held earlier this year, which led to the publication of thirteen small booklets that are offered to passengers free of charge”, writes Guerrilla Innovation. Every booklet is published in 300,000 copies and can be downloaded over here.

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Pianos In Public Space

People in Tilburg still talk about it. In September 101 pianos popped up in public parks, bus shelters and train stations, outside galleries and markets and even on bridges. The musical instruments were there for everyone to play and enjoy. From the very beginning, the piano project appeared to be one of the highlights during…

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