Worldview is an urban installation for tourists that enables them to record their experience with both an instant-print postcard and a video clip and look through realtime windows into public spaces in other cities. Funded by the Interaction Design Institute Ivrea (with J Pletts). [See also www.interaction-ivrea.it/worldview ]
Designed as an urban attractor, the device has two faces: a "mirror" side that encourages people to 'play' and a "window" side that connects in realtime to Worldview locations in other cities around the planet.
Worldview encourages the use of technology in a playful and novel manner and suggests answer to three questions: what would be the experience of encountering the similarities and differences of people and places around the world? What would be the impact on the urban context of placing and linking these devices? And finally, is it possible to capture a sense of "place" in a way that a visitor will find delightful and engaging?
For more information please visit the Worldview website (use code 0801-0916-2326-476 to view a sample postcard).