Alphabet Billboard Cambridge: One Week of Fame via Cameraphones
June 07, 2004
Alphabet Billboard Cambridge (ABC) is a 7.5-meter electronic display that shows images submitted by residents of Cambridge, UK, via cameraphones. Each week for a 3-year period, one resident is given a cameraphone and offered the opportunity to submit as many photos as he or she wishes during that period; the participants are chosen according to the first letter of their occupation (e.g., a virtual demo on the site shows week "Z" showing photos submitted by a zoologist). The display is part of a public art project at the Junction in Cambridge. In some respects, this reminds me of a "slow food" edition of our Ticket2Talk display, which provides only 5 seconds of fame, and only when the image submitter is nearby.