Christmas Windows

December 22nd, 2013 Posted in Uncategorized

This was the first picture I took on my Christmas Window Display walk. It’s a couple of NYPD guys standing in front of the Apple store on 14th Street holding machine guns.

As I said, not one window blew me away. But this year interactivity was the theme. A lot of the displays involved an interactive element. I wondered if students or alumni of the Interactive Telecommunications Program at NYU (ITP) were involved. They’ve had shows every year for decades featuring work like this.

This was a popular one. It would take your picture, and then people would take pictures of their picture. All I could think about was how poor the quality of the picture of the picture would be.

I had more fun watching people. There were a lot of children but I didn’t get the sense that most of the windows were geared towards children.

I was behind these guys for a while. Adorable.

I liked the windows that did what they normally do, showcase a product.

This was kinda cool, this glittering serpent thing wrapped around the building.

And I always love the Tiffany windows. They’re very small and so you have to come in close, which the window artist uses to create a sense of intimacy. Oh, you can see the serpent thing in the reflection!

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  1. 4 Responses to “Christmas Windows”

  2. By Julia on Dec 23, 2013

    Is that ‘normal’, the machine guns? Seems kind of wack.

  3. By Stacy Horn on Dec 24, 2013

    They appear from time to time. Usually I come across them in front of the stock exchange, or in Penn Station. I wonder if it’s a random “show of force” thing? The NYPD used to have dozens of squad cars head out around the city, lights flashing and you’d think something terrible was happening somewhere. I later learned that this was meant as a show of force, for the benefit of terrorists (and others) who might be planning something awful for us.

  4. By Julia on Dec 25, 2013

    I see! Interesting. They do look relaxed.

    Years ago, I lived at SHAPE and they regularly held events with bigwigs and they would deploy the spike belts and machine guns at the base entrances. I guess it’s an effective deterrent.

    Merry Christmas! As for Christmas shows, they are running a lot of Doctor Who on Space. Good stuff.

  5. By Stacy Horn on Dec 26, 2013

    I love Doctor Who, although I’m new to in and still have to catch up on the previous doctors.

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