“States of Public Mind / Wireless Birds” by Carl Skelton, Stephan Siegert

  • ©, Carl Skelton and Stephan Siegert, States of Public Mind / Wireless Birds


    States of Public Mind / Wireless Birds

Artist(s) and People Involved:




    Participative live art and design project

Art Event Affiliation:

    The People’s Smart Sculpture (PS2)

Artist Statement:

    Based at KZNSA Gallery this project by the New York City based artist Carl Skelton and member of M2C Institute Stephan Siegert related to the PS2 Subproject “Express Yourself/city.”. States of Public Mind / Wireless Birds proposed additions to the public language of road signs, in preparation for a time when the ubiquity of digital signage in “Smart” cities will make it possible not only to provide dynamic signage, but to do so based on the direct participation of local stakeholders in real time, about a much broader range of concepts relevant to safety and quality of life. ISEA2018 organizers, artists, visitors, neighbors, and everyone else could get into exchange with the artists and propose alert/ warning/ information/ command sign ideas to complement and extend not only the iconography, but also terms of engagement of the public realm at a hyper-local level. Participants could send a fnished graphic, a photo of a sketch, a description of an idea, or a single word. After one week over 20 new road signs were produced all picking up local particularities and nuisances in a humoristic way.


    Supported by the PS2 Team, M2C Institute, City University of Applied Sciences Bremen, the Creative Europe Programme of EU and Carl Skelton, Gotham Innovation Greenhouse NYC, researcher in residence at PS2 in Bremen.