A great concept for urban interaction from Germany that would definitely fit into the fun category.
A very modern and amazing traffic crosswalk in central Germany that allows you to play a game of pong with someone on the other side of the street while waiting for the light to change:
STREETPONG is a concept of urban interaction by Sandro Engel and Holger Michel, developed at the HAWK Hildesheim, Faculty of Art. It is a simulation, not a permanent installation.
There are a couple of things really neat about this idea.
- You can see the countdown timer for both the pedestrian and vehicle phases (I love the countdown timers on Queen St, I wish we had more of them)
- It allows for interaction which can remove any frustration from waiting for the pedestrian phase. Although not so good if there is no-one on the other side