Public Transit Prank of the Day: Your Face on a Bus Ad

Your (involuntary) fifteen minutes of fame.

You're waiting for the bus, minding your own business, when suddenly who should appear on one of those giant bus shelter advertisements but... you.

It sounds like a fever dream of a lifelong transit commuter, but it really happened to a handful of Norwegians the other day. The explanation? A team of computer whizzes were parked in a van across the street, transforming surreptitious photographs into advertisements and beaming them to a digital screen at the bus stop.

A word of caution: this is a promo developed by AdobeNordic. You will never be able to use Photoshop this quickly or this well.

Via Laughing Squid.

About the Author

  • Henry Grabar is a freelance writer and a former fellow at CityLab. He lives in New York.