Volkswagen has introduced Car Roulette, a new gambling game. To stress the efficiency of the Golf Blue motion, the Norwegian advertising agency Try came up with an enormous roulette board with a Volkswagen Blue motion as the roulette ball. Using Google Maps Norway’s main road from south to north, the E6, was divided into 80,000 segments. The public was asked to bet on where the car traveling north from Oslo would run out of fuel. The winner would get the car. In the end, 50,000 participants placed their bets on where they thought the Golf would finally run out of gas.
Rising fuel prices are forcing car-dependent societies to rethink not only our sense of mobility, but also how we power that mobility. Old gas stations need to be somehow repurposed (like this conversion of Mies van der Rohe’s famous Montréal gas station into a community space), new stations need to be structurally flexible (like this…Read more →
Many, many architects take themselves too seriously and lack a good sense of humour. The guys of Fantastic Norway, who also created the fantastic cardboard clouds at the Norwegian Centre for Design and Architecture, are quite different. To gain more attention for their creations, they organised the project Walking Berlin, in which they dressed up…Read more →
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”.Read more →
With the Superpowerless song ‘Wasted My Time’ comes a nice videoclip using the urban environment as a Mario Bros-like game. Enjoy.Read more →