The idea is the brainchild of artist Paul St George and it's proving to be immensely popular over here. People have been standing in front of it all day long, holding up placards and signs for their loved ones overseas to read. There's even been some attempts at courtship with young men and women swapping saucy messages and phone numbers. It's been on display for two days now and there's no sign of interest waning. It'll remain there until June 15th.
I realise that it's really just a giant webcam but somehow it's much more exciting than that. It all comes back to what we were discussing in previous posts - we are compulsive communicators and something like this brings out the best in us. There's something extraordinary about looking down a tube and seeing someone smiling and waving back at you in real time. You don't get that on Facebook.