peepSHOW is a viewing stations that focuses the gaze and thoughts of a passersby onto curated obscure or concealed scenes on Market Street. These framed viewpoints are accompanied by an audio or visual story—a purposely hyperbolic tale, urban myth or altered image, for example—that creates a moment for the user to contemplate his or her surroundings and acts to spur discussion and create shared experience.
peepSHOW builds on the notion of a nature-lover’s viewing station or scenic platform (birdwatching, viewpoints) but centers this in an active, dense city context, allowing for the contemplation of the urban environment. Urban spaces are made rich by their myriad components, but this very complexity can overwhelm. By filtering out all but one aspect or moment in the cityscape, a clear piece can emerge from the blur, exposing the often overlooked vibrancy that is Market Street.