Bamboo Gardens to Replace Some L.A. Billboards?One artist hopes to replace some advertisements with living bamboo trees
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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