Well, it is fun at first, but after a while….
If the goal is to get people to climb stairs, why didn’t they just turn off the escalator?
but turned-off escalators are so…quiet…
Hmm, I would probably be encouraging people to take the escalator, so they wouldn’t interrupt me while having fun the stairs :p
Cool, but I imagine a lot of the fun is in the novelty. If all stairs contained some kind of “fun” gimmick I think I’d take the escalator
Next thing: reduce the keyboard to just the pentatonic scale so everything people do has some musical consistency.
The hypothesis required the choice element. The goal was to see what people would choose, not to get them to use the stairs.
They’ve had these at the Boston Museum of Science for years!
Now these would be fun yet annoying stairs: http://baratunde.posterous.com/video-of-the-moment-van-ness-muni-station-wat
The escalator should be a theremin,
It’s not safe nor building code compliant
I’ll assume you guys already know this, but I’ll say it anyway. Not everyone can climb stairs easily (people with bad knees or luggage or small children). That’s why there’s also an escalator.
The Minnesota Science Museum also has these. I imagine this is standard issue for science museums (but the technology in Boston and MSM are different than what you see being deployed here, IIRC).
Anyone who thinks this would get boring isn’t 2.
It’s an experiment. It’s a cool idea. So’s the trash can. A harmless way to see what changes human behavior.
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