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The Piano Stairway (video)

An awesome experiment in Stockholm, Sweden where students changed stairs in a subway station into a piano:

And? More people started using the stairs than the escalator! It’s just more fun!


  1. #1 Kevin H
    October 30, 2009

    pertty cool. I wonder how long it takes people to habituate and start picking the escalator again. Combining long term data with something like face recognition would be really cool.

  2. #2 peg1
    October 31, 2009

    hmmm… maybe this could make a dent in the US’ obesity problem….

  3. #3 Erin
    October 31, 2009

    Aw, I’d use it. Even if I were tired and stressed, I’d take to the stairs if it made a cheery noise with every footfall. That would do more to alleviate my exhaustion than a trip up the escalator.

  4. #4 Sojournposse
    October 31, 2009

    I love this campaign. Definitely gonna use this video, and the rest of the VW/Tribal DBB campaign, to inspire my anthropology project at UCL.

  5. #5 Pam Ronald
    October 31, 2009

    With more ideas like this- the energy problem would be solved

  6. #6 Monado
    October 31, 2009

    Excellent! I want one in Toronto!

  7. #7 online piano course
    November 2, 2009

    .., awesome!!! I wish I could try the piano stairs… 🙂

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