Lady Liberty receives more than 3.5 million tourists every year. But how does that match up with some of New York’s other public art that do not have ticket sales to track attendance? For stats we turn to Foursquare.
LOS ANGELES — We “check in” on Foursquare much like we “check in” on flights, so why not display our Foursquare activity in classic airline style?
Unlike MoMA’s Marina Abramovic check-in badge, the Whitney’s new Foursquare collaboration is no joke. After using your smart phone to check in to the museum twice, plus once at a site pulled from the Whitney museum’s history, users will receive the “Whitneyphile” badge, which also grants holders a $5 ticket to the museum.
As Frog design Creative Director Adam Richardson noted in an influential talk he gave at the most recent Next Web Conference, the Internet until recently has been like the railroad, which has forced us to adapt to its rules. In the coming years, it will be more like cars, which adapt to us. In other words, the digital is getting physical … so, how does art fit in?
Early yesterday, New York art critic and blogger Paddy Johnson revealed via tweet that she unlocked what appears to be a secret Foursquare badge related to performance artist Marina Abramović’s solo show at the Museum of Modern Art. Now, everyone wants one. [SPOOF]