— Nina Valkanova

MyPosition

The project MyPosition is a collaboration between me, the Mobile & Physical Interaction Team of Telekom Innovation Labs / TU Berlin and the Institute for Internet and Society at the Alexander von Humboldt University in Berlin. It is an interactive urban facade, which represents a collective visualization of citizen opinions. MyPosition has been integrated in the architectural and social fabrics of several local communities in Berlin and aims to enable them to easily participate, come into dialogue and reason on local civic issues and challenges.

How does it work?

Based on an intuitive and funny-to-use body-interface, the reactive visual facade attracts passers-by, who can approach and express their own civic position on a given topic by positioning themselves along the facade. At the same time, the facade displays a playfully visualized collection of opinion “shades” of other citizen and thus represents a collective urban communication platform, which can serve as a feedback tool between local communities, the media, and the city, and beyond.

Images from in-the-wild deployments here.

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