This Public Art App Wants City Dwellers to Quit Gazing at Their Phone Screens and Look Up

Ekene Ijeoma, Nigerian-American designer and artist, speaks with Okayafrica on Look Up—his public art app that could save lives in cities.

The number of times cars have very nearly killed me while navigating New York City as a pedestrian is beyond what I can count on ten fingers. With my blaring headphones and smartphone in hand, my spatial awareness is limited. Just one second of looking down at my phone could mean the end.

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