V. Neat

June 4, 2012 § Leave a comment

Sierra magazine reports via their blog, that artist and author (and I’m tempted to call him a futurist) Douglas Coupland, the voice behind Generation X, has figured out a tidy way to declutter the city.

Coupland’s introduction of the very cool looking V-Pole(in Vancouver, hence the ‘V’)

Taliesin West, Scottsdale, AZ, USA.

Taliesin West, Scottsdale, AZ, USA. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

would be connected to underground optical wiring and provideĀ  neighborhoods with “wi-fi and mobile wireless, LED street lighting, electric vehicle charging, parking transactions and can act as an electronic neighborhood bulletin board.” I seem to remember that Frank Lloyd Wright hoped to petition the state of Arizona for underground telephone wiring so as not to mar the stunning vistas near Taliesin West.

Wouldn’t it be amazing if more people concentrated on making our cities more beautiful, either via public art, or in discovering ways to contain our collective modern and necessary technological clutter? Viva la V-Pole!

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