Monday, 16 November 2009

Large pixels along the underpass

In the refurbished railway station (not yet finished) there is an interesting new pixel display in one main underpass. One wall is covered with a display. It is about 10 pixel (probably about 4 meters) high and several hundred pixels long (have not counted/measured them). It changes colors and shows writing (so far not really exciting).

How cool would it be if there is a freely accessible programmable web-service to control these pixel? I would guess people could create all sorts of interesting content… Perhaps people would start to bargain to get their 5 minutes of virtual graffiti shown…

2 comments:

toxicsteveoh said...

Or just like the CCC did on a skyscraper, playing pong with people standing outside, controlling it with their cell phones.

Florian said...

The Ars Electronica Center in Linz, Austria has a facade made of big pixels able to glow in many different colors. Funny thing that I've heard: as a birthday present Prof. Gustav Pomberger got a device so that every time he gets close to the building the greeting "Servus Gust" is displayed on the building.