London's first interactive bus stops are being switched on ahead of a major art installation running as part of the 2012 Cultural Olympiad.Six bus shelters have been modified to have 10ft-long video screens on their roof, visible only to commuters on the top deck of London buses. The project, which will officially launch on January 1 and is funded by Arts Council England, will feature work from established artists and members of the public.
There will be 30 "bus-tops" along key Olympic routes, with the first going live in Hackney, Lewisham and Wandsworth today displaying a test message. Turner Prize-nominated artist Mark Titchner is the first to create work for the project. The screens will be live 24 hours a day from January 1 to the end of the Paralympic games on September 9. Members of the public can upload their own images to be included.