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Why it matters
We all know that traditional mail (and national Mail companies) are facing an unprecedented crisis. In an online society, where almost everything is accessible virtually and in real-time, mail is slowly becoming redundant, if not useless. Portuguese CTT found a way to reach its urban consumers by offering them the same services, but with a modern and hi-tech approach. Will this experience be enough to avoid the extinction of traditional mail?
A small retailer in Singapore offers its customers to define which products should be sold in his shop. Pictures and descriptions of the products are listed on Facebook and on the online shop. The more often a product is liked, the more frequently it gets listed in the shop.
Bus stops are to be transformed into works of art in a London-wide design project. Digital artist Alfie Dennen has designed a computer programme to create images for the tops of bus shelters after being inspired by attempts to beautify the roofs on his local route. Dennen says he wants to provide a canvas to allow Londoners and communities to tell their stories to thousands of passengers every day.