Video Game Urinal
By: TechnoGadget - Published: Dec 4, 2006 • References: techeblog
Recessed into a urinal is a pressure-sensitive display screen. When the guest makes use of it, he triggers an interactive game, producing images and sound. The reduced size of the "target" improves restroom hygiene and saves on cleanings costs (like the "fly in the urinal" at Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport). It also makes a trip to the urinal "fun and games" â€“ more than just a necessary annoyance. By projecting the game experience into the public space, viewers are treated to a new way of visualizing the abstract, and the entertainment value is boosted. The projection of the project into a museum space was conceived of as a critical-ironic measure, questioning the concept of art, but extending it at the same time. It will most likely will be installed in airports and schools "with the functional purpose of improving hygiene.