How to play Hello Lamp Post


Pick an object

Look out for an item of street furniture with a code on it.


Say hello

Send a text in this format: Hello object #code e.g. “Hello hydrant #B6291” to (512) 580 7373


Keep talking

You’ll soon get a reply.

Answer the object’s questions and learn what other people have to say.

After your first conversation, keep playing

Hunt down as many objects as you can, or return to same objects again for more in-depth conversation.

Created by

Commissioned by The City of Austin art in public places program

In partnership with Art Alliance Austin

Originally developed for Watershed’s Playable City Award 2013


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