about   |   writing   |   archives

Making Money by Working the Street

DC: plug
 

Commercialisation of the street-urban space is nothing new – visual narcotics sticker in O’Hare above, and a gallery paying homage to/ripping off (mostly) Banksy graffiti in Brighton below.

How does this space play out when combined with: technologies such as QR bar codes, RFID and more sophisticated image/shape recognition; and the ability to make real time micro-payments?

Forget big ad campaigns and 20 meter bill boards – the highly contextual niches of the physical world is where its at. Or at least until gestures, actions and emotions can be turned into search strings and macros.

Brighton: pictures

Brighton: barcoded sticker

To what extent is this already here? DHL barcoded sticker on the inside of a bank window – also from Brighton.