Microsoft today revealed something on YouTube called “Microtropolis, A City Brought To Life Through Windows 8”. It is a marketing campaign around Windows 8 in NewYork.
Inspired by Manhattan, we have created a stylized one hundred and sixty foot version of NYC in an art installation we are calling Microtropolis. Microtropolis is Manhattan experienced through Windows. It creates the ultimate hands-on demonstration of Windows 8, with the city of NYC as the backdrop. As you walk into the installation, you are literally walking through the avenues and streets with skyscrapers towering above. This interactive experience has hundreds of devices placed on rooftops within the city, customized to the neighborhoods in which they are placed.
If you live near NYC, you can participate in any of these events. Check out the event details in the link below.