4. New York Talking Statues
The much anticipated project, New York Talking Statues, has arrived, beginning its conversation at the New York Historical Society in early July. The project, which originated with David Peter Fox in Copenhagen, allows 35 famous New York statues to project their story through the use of smartphone technology. Next to each statue is a sign with a QR code, which can be scanned by smartphone, allowing for a download to activate.
Each recording was written by a modern author, and voiced by an actor, and can be heard in a variety of languages. Each statue was chosen based on how pertinent the historical figure was to New York City culture, highlighting immigrants who have made enormous contributions to this city.