What if New York, like Sao Paolo, Brazil, had no ads?
Morgan Spurlock, of Super Size Me and 30 Days fame, aims to find out with his new project, No Ad - NY. The project is simple: taking the eyesore that is Times Square and removing its ads. Unfortunately, the project is relegated to just the internet for now but can you imagine how cool an advertising-free Times Square would be? Spurlock wants others (namely, Internet-using folks) in on the action. By visiting the site, one can tool around with the 360-degree video and digitally edit ads out of the frames.
Nothing is better than socking it to branding, advertisement and general noise than with democratic participation, no?