Working with panstudio.co.uk on the Hello Lamp Post Project I was tasked with developing narratives for street furniture as well as research and development for future projects.
I helped write, design and map the stories for five of the street furniture and developed the way in which the player navigated through each character.
"This summer, Bristol's street furniture is waking up - and it wants to talk to you."
Hello Lamp Post is an experimental, 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 Bristol 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, post boxes, bollards, manholes, bins, or telegraph poles.