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Bamboo Gardens to Replace Some L.A. Billboards?

One artist hopes to replace some advertisements with living bamboo trees
Related: Earth


Imagine you're driving across congested Los Angeles streets and look up at yet another billboard. But instead of seeing an ad looming overhead, you spot a bamboo garden rustling in the breeze. It might just brighten your morning commute.

That's the idea behind Stephen Glassman's Urban Air.

The L.A.-based artist hopes to replace the advertisements on some billboards around the city with wi-fi-enabled planters containing living bamboo trees, water misters and climate-monitoring technology. Glassman is trying to raise $100,000 for the project on Kickstarter. If he can do it, he says the first green billboard will go up in 2013.

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(via GrindTV)

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