October 3, 2004 12:57 AM   Subscribe

Urballoon: "a balloon equipped with a projector and wireless connection to the web that enables people to submit content online and broadcast it in public spaces." Today's the last day to submit for projection in NY.
posted by dobbs (4 comments total)
Holy crap, I wish I'd heard of this before. Time to take a walk and check this out...
posted by Busithoth at 6:24 AM on October 3, 2004

Nice. Thanks, Dobbs.
posted by yoga at 6:35 AM on October 3, 2004

I saw it Friday and it wasn't really that interesting, but then again it was only floating about 10 feet off the ground, so the projection was about the size of a 17" monitor. I suspect if it was actually floating 3 stories up like the website claims, it would be a bit cooler.
posted by cyrusdogstar at 7:37 AM on October 3, 2004

Cool. But is it really "online"? You can't "really" do that because pretty soon you'd end up with with goatse on the sidewalk.

It could be a wonderful "communal" experience. A balloon (or whatever projector) such as this is quite cheap to maintain and it very portable. There could be a contest for content. Anybody, not just artists and new-media designers could participate. Ordinary photos by ordinary people of ordinary things. Then the winner "essays" would be projected for a couple of weeks in a random order.

It would give a whole new meaning to public art.

This is a really good idea. I've got to organise one.
posted by hoskala at 2:20 PM on October 3, 2004

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