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Drunken Lamppost Installations

'The Way Things Are' Gives Public Lighting Bad Human Traits

— April 29, 2014 — Art & Design
An average Saturday night is witness to a lot of human debauchery that manifests in a variety of forms, yet 'The Way Things Are' art installation shows that lampposts can also behave badly. After a long night of shining intoxicating light on people's fun activities, they are a little worse for wear come morning time. Whether bent fully over or careening to one side, it really does boil down to the way things are.

Created by Chris Hanson and Hendrika Sonnenberg, both graduates of the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, The Way Things Are art installation was commissioned by Waterfront Development Corporation and the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia. As such, it is located along the boardwalk of Halifax's waterfront.
Trend Themes
1. Anthropomorphism of Inanimate Objects - The trend towards giving personality traits to everyday objects opens up opportunities for disruptive innovation in marketing and product design.
2. Interactive Public Art Installations - The trend towards immersive and participatory art installations creates opportunities for disruptive innovation in events, tourism, and urban planning.
3. Sustainable Public Lighting - The trend towards sustainable infrastructure and renewable energy sources creates opportunities for disruptive innovation in public works projects and green technology.
Industry Implications
1. Art and Design - The Way Things Are art installation highlights the potential for disruptive innovation in the fields of public art and conceptual design.
2. Tourism and Events - The Way Things Are art installation demonstrates the potential for disruptive innovation in the realm of interactive and participatory public events.
3. Renewable Energy and Environmental Technology - The Way Things Are art installation inspires disruptive innovation in sustainable infrastructure and green technology, such as public lighting powered by renewable sources.
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