Original Intervention Monday, April 16, 2012, 6-11 am
Footage uploaded to youtube.com by geographyuberalles.
The pedestrian footage documents UBIQ’s intervention at the crossing from Seventh to Eighth Avenue on West 43rd Street in Manhattan. For five hours during the Monday rush, he gained control of the existing sound structure that “beeps” to indicate pedestrian crossing, and played the sound of a dial-up modem instead.
Technicians and authorities arrived at the scene around 7:30 am, and despite their best efforts, could not disable the sound. The following day, UBIQ formally apologized via his Vimeo channel for any disservice he had caused to the hearing-impaired.