virtual street corners: Boston

John Ewing‘s public art project Virtual Street Corners unveils in June to connect and encourage a better connection between two very different Boston neighborhoods of Brookline and Roxbury. The project aims to facilitate dialogue and connection between the predominately African-American and Jewish neighborhoods.

In conversations with the public he found people kept to their own neighborhoods, rarely venturing beyond familiar stomping grounds. Virtual Street Corners aims to mediate that disconnect by using video and microphones to encourage virtual dialogue.

Sounds like such a lovely way to use technology to connect communities with face to face (yet virtual) interactions.

via Cool Hunting

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