Monday, April 14, 2008

TxTual Healing

Textual Healing, a series of public installation projects that utilizes SMS to video.

TXT of the Living Dead from paul notzold on Vimeo.

About the project:
TXTual Healing is an ongoing series of interactive performances that encourage the creation of dialog through text messaging from mobile phones. The project harnesses the SMS capabilities of the cell phone as a medium to interact with and explore our shared public and physical space, not as a means to escape it. TXTual Healing builds community through public story telling.

Using the speech bubble as a symbol for communication, participants send text messages to a provided phone number that automatically, anonymously, and in real time, displays these messages inside the bubbles projected onto the facade of a building. The result of projecting in shared public space give participants in the street a voice as loud as the corporate and government entities who financially predetermine the information in these spaces.

TXTual Healing encourages the public sharing of thoughts, experiences and ideas using networked mobile devices that typically support more private communications. Positioning the projections next to windows, or integrating the SMS interactivity with religious, political and socially charged graphics, invites people to share their own uncensored views of the information around them in the form of interactive theater.

Mad props to King Friday for "turning me on".

M post on courtship, sexuality and TXT: I give great txt (Courtship Revisited)

I love the reference to Marvin Gaye reference. Take us out Marvin...

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