…beneath our feet, the stars…

Ben Gwalchmai was writer, designer, producer, and creative director for …beneath our feet, the stars… an interactive, ambient play installation that was shortlisted for the Playable City Award in 2014.

In Beneath our feet, the stars, the energy of your feet is captured by pressure pads on a bridge over the water and is translated into beautiful poetry. The quietly emerging lines of poetry are generated in response to contextual data such as the time of day, the weather and how many people are crossing the bridge with you now.

Beneath our feet, the stars enables you to play with the city simply by being in it. This is a subtle, human approach to technology unlocking the creative power of the citizen amidst the architecture of our future cities.