Department: Man and Public space
History Travels With You
People who take the same bus to work every day, no longer have an eye for their surroundings.
With transparent, GPS-synchronized smart screens integrated in the bus windows, Ilse Heesterbeek has found a way to revive their interest in what happens outside. Historical scenes are projected over what is seen through the window, telling the traveller what happened here years or decades ago. If for example all of a sudden a herd of cows appears on the pavement, that signifies a former cattle market. Not a dull moment anymore on your daily bus ride!