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What the Phonics? Helps Non-Danish Speaking Tourists Navigate the Streets of Copenhagen

Posted By Andrew Spitz On November 16, 2012 @ 5:00 pm In Eco Tourism,Eco-Inspiration,Reader Submitted Content | No Comments

WTPh? (What the Phonics) [1] is an interactive installation made by Momo Miyazaki and Andrew Spitz. Street names in Denmark [2] are close to impossible for foreigners to pronounce, so they did a little intervention in the touristic areas of Copenhagen [3]. They recorded a Danish person speaking the street names, then split up each syllable. In true karaoke style, they placed lights above the matching syllable so that in real-time you could see which part of the word is being spoken.

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[1] WTPh? (What the Phonics): http://www.soundplusdesign.com/?p=5405

[2] Denmark: http://inhabitat.com/denmark-hits-200-megawatt-solar-capacity-goal-8-years-ahead-of-schedule/

[3] Copenhagen: http://inhabitat.com/lundgaard-and-tranbergs-tietgenkollegiet-dorm-is-the-coolest-circular-housing-on-campus/

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