Hello Lamp Post!
Say hello to the ‘Hello Lamp Post!’ project, currently hitting the streets of Bristol. The project uses existing codes on public objects to make them more interactive and drive tourism to the city.
The project uses the fact that objects such as lamp posts, bollards, post boxes and bus stops are already marked with unique codes. Players can text the code to a special phone number in order to ‘start a conversation’ with it – and the messages use artificial intelligence technology to simulate human speech, whilst also revealing stories about the city. The project’s organisers hope the concept will make the public space more interactive and friendly, and attract new visitors too.