Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Its a Park Bench that Tweets

Interested in the overlap of digital and physical experiences, designer Chris McNicholl has created the TweetingSeat, a park bench located in the Botanical Gardens in Dundee, Scotland that has an online presence of its own. 

Each time a passer-by takes a seat on the bench, a camera located nearby will snap a picture of him or her while another camera takes a photo from the sitter’s point-of-view. The bench will then upload the images onto its Twitter account. 

“TweetingSeat has been created in order to explore the environments in which it is placed and look at the people whom it encounters,” McNicholl said in a statement. “The way in which the bench should be used has purposely been left open, allowing people and communities to build their own relationship with it.” 

Visit TweetingSeat on Twitter to see some images of park visitors enjoying a break on the bench.