Lately I’ve been absolutely fascinated by this live cam that is set up somewhere in Singapore.
The video feed itself is pretty great. The picture is of a couple of intersections and it is fun to see and analyze the traffic pattern. There are only a few pedestrians out and about usually, but there’s a little covered pedestrian bridge on the left and when the sun isn’t mirrored in the window, it is possible to see people walking there. And there’s a small construction site that complicates the intersections but isn’t worked on with a lot of urgency.
And then there is the music: a mind-numbing easy-listening lo-fi mix that immediately switches off all brain functions. It’s glorious.
But the really fascinating part is the chat window. I do not understand what is going on there and it is (usually) not a language issue. Are they bots? Are they real people? Do they try to scam each other or are they actually trying to look for human connection in the chat of a webcam of a couple of intersections in Singapore? So many questions.