Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Arcade Urinal

Recessed into a urinal is a pressure-sensitive display screen. When the guest uses 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” – more than just a necessary nuisance. 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. “On target” is an interactive installation with the functional purpose of improving hygiene.Designer: Marcel Neundörfe


Homer said...

that takes care of the peeing part, so what about pooping games?

sKurt said...

I think there is a pooping game in the mid-west where they put grids on a football field, lead a cow onto the field and where the cow drops onto the grid you win if it's your pick.

I guess you could do the same with a person, however, it'd be too easy to cheat.