Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Chalkbot - Write it on the road

Right now, Lance Armstrong is speeding along the first leg of the Tour de France. He's riding to win—but he's also riding to raise awareness and improve the lives of 28 million cancer survivors worldwide.

You can be part of Lance's ride in an amazing way by having your personal message written in chalk along the course of the race. A high tech robot called Chalkbot will receive your message and print it on the road where all of the riders, fans, and media from around the world can see it. Chalkbot will also send you a photo of your message with the exact location it appeared on the course.

Here's my message for Lance.

(Don't make the same mistake I did; if you put your name in the message it will appear twice).


Anonymous said...

Thanks for this info, Chris. He's an amazing guy, that Lance Armstrong, and he proves that hope is an action verb! Stay strong!

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David Keating
Department of Communication
University of Arizona