During the World Economic Forum,a laser text display on the mountain side in Davos, Switzerland, allowed the projection of texts which might be read by otherwise unreachable corporate and political leaders, meeting in January of 2001. Texts were sent via sms or through email.
”A laser projector will beam your message (up to 160 characters) onto the mountain side overlooking Davos, so that it can be seen by the hundreds of journalists and thousands of politicians and business leaders attending the conference.”
The project intersects with recent public debate in Copenhagen about air pollution in the city. In collaboration with Senior Scientist Jørgen Brandt from The National Environmental Research Institute in Denmark a first prototype is developed for making an indicator that can be placed in the city and display local levels of pollution as well as pollution forecasts on individual streets. The project holds an open source script for displaying data from the Internet in a variety of forms.