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Would You Use A 'CityWall'?

Would You Use A 'CityWall'?

Folks in Helsinki have put up a large multi-touch display in downtown that acts as a collaborative and playful interface for the community and city's planning. Called "CityWall," the display is periodically organized into themes or events that are taking place in the city such as festivals, carnivals or sports events. Much like the much-talked about Microsoft Surface table, the CityWall was designed to support the navigation of media, specifically annotated photos and videos which are continuously gathered in realtime from public sources such as Flickr and YouTube. I think multi-touch screens offer some exciting possibilities for the workplace and public centers, but I'm not sure if ordinary citizens would use them or not.

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c0rkie c0rkie 9 years
looks fun but would i use it..? um i wouldn't know what for,
Pirate-Mermaid Pirate-Mermaid 9 years
speaking of which, Garage boutique (girls' clothing store) in Montreal now has an interactive window. It's like a giant screen people can interact with, get info on the clothes inside the store, go to the website, chat on the forums. I haven't seen it yet though so I'm not sure what it's like. I'm quite excited to find out though! :)
Green Green 9 years
I'm such a geek but I would like one of those in my home to organize my life!
beingtazim beingtazim 9 years
i love these interactive things in cities, even if only tourists use them. i like the concept, for sure.
Pirate-Mermaid Pirate-Mermaid 9 years
yeah i'd definitely use it. I think it would mostly be used by tourists though as they don't necessarily have access to the internet when they come to town. They should have them in hotels and hostels. I think that's where it would be most useful. it's an easy way to find out what's going on when you're already on the road. as for germs, i don't think it's any different than holding on to a pole on the bus or metro (subway, trains, whatever you call in in your city..:P), so i don't think that's a big issue. if you're already walking around with Purel, then you don't really have anything to worry about. ;)
demeter demeter 9 years
Of course.
krystalmak krystalmak 9 years
Looks fun, I don't think I'd use it... I'd play with it lol
vienvien vienvien 9 years
I would use it---it sounds a more efficient and convenient way for me to check on what's hapening around
macgirl macgirl 9 years
Oh bacteria killing infra-red lamp thingy, where are you now? I think I need a portable one as well so I can use it on peoples keyboards before I fix their computers ;-)
lulis lulis 9 years
I would use it!
mahalie mahalie 9 years
Not sure if ordinary citizens would use them or not? Yeah, probably most people wouldn't use the internet or video cameras, or computers for that matter. Perhaps not today, but of course. Interactive computer surfaces are the future. Germs won't be concern when you wave your hands under some bacteria killing infra-red lamp next to the stations, right?
macgirl macgirl 9 years
First thing that came to my mind was everyones germs...
rubialala rubialala 9 years
I don't know if I would use it.
shafiii shafiii 9 years
this seems really cool, i would def use it!
conanho conanho 9 years
if i could figure out the darn thing, i'd take a poke at it.
Performita Performita 9 years
OOOO yessss I would!!!
Rachiepop Rachiepop 9 years
Sure why not, it looks pretty cool. They remind me of Minority Report.
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