by Paige Atkinson, Olivia Leitch, James Grandberry, Taylor Smith, and Hannah Smothers
“Tell me this: I can’t turn. Can you tell me what’s behind me?” the text message read. In a normal instance, this message would seem strange. However, it’s just the type of messages street furniture all over Austin are sending.
This specific message came from a fire hydrant, one of hundreds of objects around Austin participating in a public art piece called Hello Lamppost. Hello Lamppost enables Austin residents and visitors to interact with their surroundings and learn a little more about each other and their city through their cell phones.
To read more about public art in Austin, visit publicartinatx.weebly.com