A miniature, interactive transportation experience

Via this blog posting I learned about an interactive and socially enabled installation by Audi. Passers-by could race one of 3 miniature Audis – controlling the car via iPad. Reading this posting, I came to think about a miniature train installation at the Aarhus main station in Denmark. Below, you can see a photo of the installation – a photo I took during Christmas 2012.

Reflecting on improvement possibilities of this installation at the Aarhus main station, I imagine that it would be even more exciting for kids – and adults 😉 – if they had the possibilities to control the train – and perhaps also other things such as miniature cars, miniature bicycles, lights, sound etc. – using various mobile devices that they use in their daily lives. Just an idea. Seen from an education perspective, I imagine that an initiative like this, or something similar, could help children and others – through play – to become interested / even more interested in, for example, city development.

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