November 4, 2010
Play should be pervasive, persuasive and participatory.
An interesting article on a street-based design installation in Holland (organized by Droog Design). What spoke to me within this article were the installations that provided materials or otherwise required the viewer to become a participant, including a technology-based one where the bench was a bluetooth speaker. If someone sat down with bluetooth capability, they could use the bench to share their music with others around them.
I find this kind of article reassuring in that (providing that the powers that be are flexible enough to allow things to happen) we’re (re)discovering new and interesting ways to engage and play… even as oldsters.
Article link: Urban Play