Media coverage

What was said about the Playable City Award 2013?

A selection of the news stories, articles, posts and discussions related to the inaugural award.

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Technology predictions for 2014: smarter cities, bigger games | Guardian | 02.01.14

Hello Lamp Post: A New Way to Engage with the City | This Big City | 10.10.13
Chinese version of above | Hello Cities | 03.11.13

Hello Lampost IoT project sees people, objects communicate | Telecom paper | 09.10.13

Hello Lamp Post! | Open City Projects | 24.10.13

Hello Lamp Post: shining a light on the producer’s role | SyncTank | 22.10.13

How About Toys on the Internet of Things? | IOT World | 07.10.13

Hello Lamp Post, interagire con l’arredo urbano | This big city (Italian) | 04.10.13

Bristol, a city where lampposts talk | European Green Capital | 02.10.13

Cities Should Teach Things to Talk | UBM Future Cities | 26.09.13

Mandare sms ai lampioni e riceverne risposta: a Bristol si può! | non solo ambiente (Italy) | 24.09.13

Bristol: la smart city dove anche i lampioni parlano! | rinnovabili (Italy) | 23.09.13

Unlocking the Voice of a City | Twilio.org | 20.09.13

Internet of Things project Hello Lamppost ends with a cacophonous conversation | agency geek | 13.09.13

BLABLA - A Bristol, on discute avec les lampadaires | Le Monde Blog | 12.09.13

Internet of Things Project "Hello Lamp Post" was a huge success | Fast Company | 11.09.13

Goodbye Lamp Post | Huffington Post | 11.09.13

Lampposts and post boxes in Bristol receive more than 25,000 texts | Bristol Post | 09.09.13

Bristol public exchange thousands of text messages with lamp posts and postboxes | Culture24 | 09.09.13

Hello Lamppost | Deep Fun | 05.09.13

Wake me up before you go go | Connectivity Room | 04.09.13

If This Toaster Could Talk: Narratives in the age of the smart object | The Atlantic | 03.09.13

Hidden life of Great George revealed | University of Bristol | 29.09.13

Our talking lamp posts set to light up life in Brazil | Bristol Post | 27.08.13

Digital arts in Wales: now is the time for investing and experimenting | Guardian | 19.08.13

Hello Lamp Post! | Little White Space | 09.08.13

Hello… City Hall | Picturing England | 04.08.13

History as an app-arition: York City Council creates historical holograms for tourists | The Independent | 31.07.13

Talking Infrastructure: Hello Lamp Post | Postscapes | 27.07.13

Hello Lamp Post! | Idle format | 26.07.13

When will we be living in smart cities? | Quib.ly | 25.07.13

Cities Gamification: Verso la Playable City | Marketing Arena (Italian) | 22.07.13

Hello lamppost - We try out new system that lets you "talk" to street furniture | Bristol Post | 18.07.13

City street furniture invites texts | BBC News | 16.07.13

BBC Points West | 16.07.13

Hello Lamp Post Lets You Have a Conversation with Your City | Technabob | 16.07.13

Bristol is bringing texty back | a little Bristol | 16.07.13

Interview with Jon Kay and Ben Barker | BBC Radio 4 Today Programme | 15.07.13

Richard Allinson discussing Hello Lamp Post | BBC Radio 2 Breakfast Show | 15.07.13

Playable City: Hello Lamp Post with the Watershed | Visit Bristol | 15.07.13

Hello Lamp Post, quando interagire via SMS con la città diventa possibile | Technologia (Italy) | 15.07.13

Ushering in the age of the living city | dvice | 14.07.13

Street talk in Bristol as Hello Lamp Post wins Playable City Award | Culture 24 | 09.07.13

In Bristol kan je binnenkort SMS´en met een lantaarnpaal - In Bristol you can soon SMS with a lamppost | TEED (Dutch) | 05.07.13

Hello Lamp Post - The Gamification of a City | Status Cake | 03.07.13

When you talk to the lamppost and it talks back: Smart cities get playful | Fast Company | 02.07.13

If This City Could Talk | pbs | 01.07.13

Silly Science Won't Serve Cities | UBM Future Cities | 28.06.13

Hello lamp post, what ya knowing? | Bristol Post | 28.06.13

Bristol's 'Hello, Lamp Post!' Digital Makeover Invites Public To Chat To Street Furniture | Huffington Post | 27.06.13

Hello Lamp Post and the idea of playful cities | Guardian games blog | 27.06.13

July: Hello Lamp Post | Wild Culture | 27.06.13

Bristol’s walkabout project is truly street | The Stage | 26.06.13

Introduction of smart mailboxes - معرفی صندوق های پستی هوشمند Hello Lampost | istgahit | 24.06.13

郵筒會說話 整個城市都是你的遊樂場 Mailbox will speak the whole city is your playground | Apple Daily | 22.06.13

Hearing voices? Company creates lampposts and bus stops that 'come alive' and can TALK | Daily Mail | 21.06.13

Brain box | Metro | 21.06.13

Fancy a conversation with a postbox? Now's your chance | Bristol Post | 20.06.13

Bristolians to converse with street furniture this summer with Hello Lamp Post | The Drum | 20.06.13

В Бристоле можно поговорить с фонарным столбом - In Bristol you can talk to a lamppost | adindex.ru | 19.06.13

Hello Lamp Post coming soon | Bristol Culture | 19.06.13

Bristol encouraged to say "Hello Lamp Post" | a little Bristol | 19.06.13

Bristol says 'Hello Lamp Post!' | ME Mobile Entertainment | 18.06.13

Bristol turns into a Playable City this summer with Hello Lamp Post | Games Media Pro | 18.06.13

Bristol, the city that talks back | Creative Review | 18.06.13

Editorial

The Playable City is Here: It's Time to Start Having Fun With the City's Infrastructure | Huffington Post | 21.01.13

What Can We Expect From Our Future Cities? It's All About 'Playfullness', Argues Clare Reddington | Huffington Post | 11.12.12

Google's Tom Uglow: when might 'digital art' become just 'art'? | Wired UK | 06.12.12

Playing the City: new implications for civic involvement | Nesta Creative Economy blog | 26.10.12

The Winner

Travelers Guided by Bristol Street Lamps | Confessions of a Boy Toy | 04.06.13

Hylozoism | Start Thinking | 20.05.13 

Hello.Lampost | Cities Next | 02.04.13

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對燈柱講悄悄話 Life is a little more interesting with Hello Lamp Post! | Wired Taiwan | 28.03.13

‘Hello Lamp Post’ Project: Chatting with Inanimate Objects | Dave & Friends | 11.03.13

Winner of the Playable City Award | Startacus | 09.03.13

Hello Lamp Post! | Elmwood Stoked | 08.03.13

Talking to Mailboxes | Metropolis Mag | 07.03.13

街が語り出す! ポストや電柱と会話ができちゃうアイデア The city speaks! Idea that people can talk to posts and telegraph poles | roomie | 02.03.13

Forget smart city, hello playable city: now lampposts talk to you | Skift | 27.02.13

小さい頃から、ず〜っと街を見てきた郵便ポストが語り出す Postbox seen flipping through town begins to talk | monogocoro | 22.02.13

Pan: Hello Lamp Post! – 让城市变得更互动 | Damn Digital | 21.02.13

In UK, street objects will talk back to passersby through phones | Springwise | 21.02.13

Objects On The Street In The UK Will Talk To Passersby Through Their Phones | Mr Belizaire | 21.02.13

Hello Lamp Post! by PAN Studio | Stylesight | 15.02.13

Coming Up For Air: A Pep Talk for the New Year | ARTSblog US | 11.02.13

Hello, Lamp Post! | Yuppee Magazine | 07.02.13

Design & Trends: Talking Lamp Posts In A ‘Playable City’ | Mudpie Trend Journal | 06.02.13

When the city talks back | Next Berlin | 03.02.13

This Entire City Of Inanimate Objects Can Now Talk To You Via Text | Co.EXIST | 01.02.13

The city that talks via text message | CNET | 01.02.13

Play’s the Thing | Clifton Life Magazine | 01.02.13 

Hello Lamp Post! will allow users to interact with inanimate public objects | New York Writes Itself | 31.01.13

How Bristol will become a Playable City this summer | Edge | 31.01.13

"Hello Lamp Post" or How to make new friends with street icons | Homme Improvement | 31.01.13

If you see someone talking to a lamppost, they're not crazy, just from the future | Brand Republic | 31.01.13

Playable City Installation Brings Talking Street Furniture to Bristol, England | Media Bistro | 30.01.13

Hello Lamp Post! permite que pessoas interajam com objetos das ruas | Brainstorm9 | 29.01.13

¡Hola, farola! Cómo convertir las calles en ciudades inteligentes y juguetonas | rtve | 29.01.13

How Can You Make Your City More Fun? | Goodnet | 29.01.13

Art project lets passers-by talk to mailboxes and lamp posts | psfk | 28.01.13

Hello Lamp Post | prote.in | 28.01.13

Urbanism | City At Play – Of Talking Lamp Posts And Whispering Mailboxes | The Flaneurbanite | 28.01.13

Bristol loses on £24 million worth of funding | This is Bristol | 28.01.13

This Just in: Your postbox wants a word | Implied Comics | 28.01.13

Hello, Lamppost: Talking Street Furniture and a 'Playable City' | Good Is | 25.01.13

This Summer, the Mailboxes in Bristol Will Begin to Talk | The Atlantic Cities | 25.01.13

Cities as Video Games | Trend Hunter | 25.01.13

Post Talk | Decoding Culture | 24.01.13

Intimate Urbanism: Bristol Lamp Posts to Engage in a £30,000 Conversation This Summer | ArtInfo blog | 24.01.13

Street Talk | Imperica | 24.01.13

The Blue Plaque Scheme And Hello Lamp Post Project | Smitten by Britain | 23.01.13

Hello Lampost! wins Playable City award | Arts Professional | 23.01.13

Playable City Award winner has been announced | Delib Blog | 23.01.13

Hello Lamp Post! Public art project let's you talk to objects | ikono | 23.01.13

£30,000 for texting bollards | The Telegraph | 23.01.13

Public art project lets you talk to post boxes and lamp posts | Wired UK | 22.01.13

Hello Lamp Post!' Talk To Bristol's Street Furniture In Award Winning 'Playable City' | New Rising Media | 22.01.13

Breakfast with Steve Le Fevre - interview with Clare Reddington (2.26hrs in) | BBC Radio Bristol | 22.01.13

Geoff Twentyman – interview with Ben Barker from Pan Studio (1.39hrs in) | BBC Radio Bristol | 22.01.13

John Darvall – interview with Claire Doherty (2.36hrs in) | BBC Radio Bristol | 22.01.13

City Becomes Interactive Gaming Experience | The Escapist | 22.01.13

Bristol to become a digital interactive city | The Inquirer | 22.01.13

Hello lamp post… whatcha knowin? | Bristol24-7 | 22.01.13

Hello Lamp Post! Turns Bristol into a Playable City | BeefJack | 22.01.13

Hello Lamp Post! wins £30,000 Playable City Award 2013 | gamasutra | 22.01.13

Hello Lamp Post! Wins £30,000 Playable City Award 2013 | develop | 22.01.13

Talking lamp posts coming to Bristol | Bristol Culture | 22.01.13

Hello Lamp Post! | ‘See what you mean’ | 22.01.13

'Playable City' Project Wins £30K To Let Pedestrians 'Talk' To Lamp Posts | Blogotariat | 22.01.13

Bristol Brings The Noise To Everyday Objects With Talking Lamp Posts | Fast Company | 22.01.13

Meet the postbox you can talk to! | The Gadget Show | 21.01.13

Winner of £30,000 Playable City Award announced | a-n | 21.01.13

Announcing “Hello, Lamp Post!” | Infovore | 21.01.13

Hello Lamp Post! project to reveal hidden life of Bristol’s street furniture | Design Week | 21.01.13

Hello Lamp Post! by PAN wins Bristol’s Playable City Award | The Drum | 21.01.13

Hello Lamp Post! wins £30,000 Playable City Award 2013 | Creative Boom | 21.01.13

Street furniture comes alive in Bristol thanks to £30,000 award | University of Bristol | 21.01.13

Lamp posts to come alive in £30,000 game | This is Bristol | 21.01.13

Hello Lamp Post! – Pan Studio win the Playable City Award | Goldsmiths Design Blog | 21.01.13

Say hello to Bristol’s lamp posts and bus stops, as PAN win Playable City Award | the app side | 21.01.13

Postboxes in Bristol to speak to public via text after PAN Studios win Playable City Award | Culture24 | 21.01.13

Hello Lamp Post!' Wins £30,000 Bristol Playable City Award | Huffington Post | 21.01.13

Bristol awards prize for interactive street furniture game | fieldmarketing | 20.01.13

The Shortlist

Looking forward to Bristol in 2013 | Bristol Culture | 01.01.13

Bristol Playable City public art shortlist announced | Guide2Bristol | 28.12.12

Ten Artists Shortlisted For Watershed Award | Jack FM | 22.12.12

Ten artists vie for Playable City, Bristol's public art award with a technological twist | Culture24 | 17.12.12

The Playable City Award 2013 | Disegno | 17.12.12

10 ideas to turn cities into playable games | psfk | 17.12.12

Playable City Award Shortlist: 'Arc Project' 3D Scanner Museum Among 10 Finalists (PICTURES) | Huffington Post | 14.12.12

The first Playable City competition wants to gamify Bristol | Wired UK | 14.12.12

Shortlist announced for £30,000 Playable City Award | a-n | 14.12.12

News in brief round-up | Design Week | 14.12.12

Watershed announces shortlist for the £30,000 Playable City Award 2013 | ArtsCulture | 14.12.12

Playable City shortlist announced | Imperica | 14.12.12

Watershed reveal shortlist for Playable City Award 2013 | Mailout.co | 14.12.12

Bristol entrant makes shortlist | South West Business | 14.12.12

The Opportunity

КРАУДСОРСИНГ для целей развития города ЗЕЛЕНОГРАД - Crowdsourcing for development Zelenograd | park.futurerussia | 19.12.12

Featured Opportunity: Playable City | This is Central Station | 29.11.12

Watershed’s Playable City Award | Think-Work-Play | 28.11.12

The Playable City Award 2013 | Piemonte Share, Italy | 20.11.12

Watershed launches £30,000 International Playable City Award | Dance and Theatre Somerset | 13.11.12

The Playable City Award | Film Orkney | 12.11.12

The Playable City | Startacus | 05.11.12

Award for technology-art innovators backed by city law firm TLT | Bristol Business News | 29.10.12

Playable City: A new opportunity from Watershed | National Theatre Wales blog | 28.10.12

Watershed launches £30,000 International Playable City Award | Arts Council England | 26.10.12

£30,000 International Playable City Award | a-n | 24.10.12

£30k competition for Bristol ‘playable city’ artwork | Design Week | 24.10.12

Watershed launches £30,000 International Playable City Award for playful public artwork | Culture24 | 24.10.12

Bristol Playable City award launched | Bristol Culture | 24.10.12

Watershed: £30,000 Playable City Award | Jotta | 24.10.12

Jeremy Deller Champions New $48,000 Award for ‘Playful Art’ | GalleristNY, USA | 24.10.12

Call for Proposals :: Playable City Award | ANAT, Australia | 24.10.12

Watershed’s “Playable City” International Commission Award | Visual and Performing Arts Jamaica | 24.10.12

The Playable City Award | Creative Scotland | 24.10.12

Playable City | ArtQuest | 24.10.12

Playable City Award commission | Theatre Bristol | 24.10.12

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