A 100-year flood means a flood of a given magnitude that has a 1% chance of happening once in any given year and a 100% chance of happening at least once in the next 100 years. What events are the equivalent...
Hello Lamp Post
Hello Lamp Post is a city-wide platform for play. This is an opportunity to rediscover your local environment, share your memories of the city and uncover the stories that other people leave behind. Hello Lamp Post encourages you to look at the city with fresh eyes and engage with systems we take for granted. This is a chance to slow down, reflect and give yourself permission to play.
Hello Lamp Post is an interactive system that gives everyone in Austin a new tool to talk with each other, through prompts and questions – all facilitated by the city’s physical infrastructure. By referencing the thousands of pre-existing identifier codes that label items of street furniture across the whole city, players can send text messages to particular objects, including (but not limited to) lamp posts, mail boxes, utility boxes, manholes, or telephone poles.
With special thanks to supporting sponsor the Downtown Austin Alliance.