Feel the ground

Walking in Geneva this morning, I walked up some stairs near the Rhône river on which there is a message on each steps. One of them says "Depuis quand n'avez vous pas pris contact avec le sol?" ("since when haven't you feel the ground?"). This made me think our behavior towards the ground is very normative and, as a matter of fact, poor. Apart from specific cultures (mmh some backpackers in Marseille as depicted on the picture below), it's not good to sit/lay/do stuff on the ground (especially on pavements)

Why do I blog this? some curious design opportunities here... some already tried to do something with podotactility:

Or information visualization (to guide people going from one music spot to another)

Yet, it's still about seeing the ground or feeling it with the feet...