Art Project Lets Passers-By Talk To Mailboxes & Lamp Posts
Hello Lamp Post! will allow users to interact with inanimate public objects.
“Hello Lamp Post!” is this year’s winner of the Playable City Award that will turn Bristol, UK, into a more interactive city. The art project is created by London-based design studio PAN, and invites passers-by to have a secret conversation with the city’s inanimate objects.
Each public object in the city is assigned with a unique code that allow public servants to identify them. For example, post boxes in Bristol have a six-figure code, benches have seven, and storm drains have 14. When the project is launched, users can text the world “Hello + the name of the object + its code” to a special phone number and the object will instantly “come to life” and send a text back with a questions.