Carlos Gomez, the artist who bought you Urballoon, is bringing his newest project—The Urban Speaker—to Tompkins Square Park this Friday. He tells us:
The Urban Speaker is an art installation that transforms public space into an instant stage for mass communication. This portable urban furniture allows people to broadcast their voice in public by calling a telephone number from their mobile phones.
The Urban Speaker resembles construction signage and blends in with its urban surroundings. The signage instructs passersby to dial a phone number to speak in public. Users who place the call get an automatic answer and can speak their mind for sixty seconds after which the call is terminated. A QR (Quick Response) barcode on the sign allows some mobile phones to instantly access the urbanspeaker.mobi website for location, event and other details as well as quick dialing of the installation’s phone.
New Yorkers, your new soapbox awaits; it will be in operation from 3 to 7 p.m. on Friday.