New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has announced a competition for designers and technologists to reinvent the City’s 11,000 public pay phones. The “Reinvent Payphones Design Challenge” is supposed to foster innovative, data- and design-driven ideas that will help modernize payphone infrastructure. Wanna enter? You have until February 13 to submit your proposal. Visit www.nyc.gov. PandoDaily’s entry: Gesture-powered phones enabled by Leap Motion with protected display screens embedded within walls, and sound delivered via an audio spotlight. Would that be awesome? Yes. Do it, Bloomberg. [Source: MichaelBloomberg.com]