Interesting concept, the coloured bands are a little ugly though.


The idea behind the V-Pole — a concept utility pole and art project from the brain of Vancouver-based writer Douglas Coupland — is basically: make it transparent, design it well and it put it all in one place. Earlier this month Coupland and the Mayor of Vancouver Gregor Robertson, showed off mockups of the V-Pole (V for Vancouver), which contains multi-colored units of wireless connectivity stacked on a utility pole that’s connected to optical underground wiring, and paired with electric car charging outlets and an LED street light.

Coupland, who is famous for writing about the intersection of culture and technology, said in a statement: “data transmission is no longer something scary you don’t want in your backyard. Now you want it directly in front of your house.” The device is just in the concept stage, and Coupland doesn’t plan to try to turn it into a commercial business.


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