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An unlikely canvas: How local artists are transforming Chorus cabinets around town

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An unlikely canvas: How local artists are transforming Chorus cabinets around town

When given the choice between a bit of scrawled graffiti and a thoughtfully crafted art piece, it's a no brainer that broadband company Chorus is choosing the latter. More than 200 of its cabinets across New Zealand have been used as a canvas by local artists, brightening up their urban surroundings and dramatically reducing the amount of graffiti being done.

Idealog + Chorus

Mention augmented reality to most people and they'll think of Pokémon GO. While the technology is often associated with gaming, its serious side is every bit as exciting.

AR me hearties

For the 2017 Innovation Issue – as with every issue – we wanted to try something new. So we talked to our friends at digital solutions agency One Fat Sheep to see if we could harness their augmented reality (AR) expertise. And, with the support of Chorus, we’ve turned the cover into an interactive contents page that brings the main sections and stories to life and blends print with digital.

Broadband

Rosalie Nelson, head of insights at Chorus, says we are on the cusp of a paradigm shift in how we use the internet. And the exponential rise in the amount of data we use may finally spell the end to data caps.