Saturday, October 27, 2007

Interactive texting

The following are a couple videos of shows where texting was implemented as a way for viewers to interact with art. The first video features a youthful character projected onto an urban landscape. The character has a text bubble which is filled with words that are provided by viewers. The second video has a similar premise, except for the viewer's chosen words are displayed in uniquely crafted graffiti. I found these examples in this article.

This affected me personally because I'm tired of making static webpages that offer no real opportunity for public interaction. I don't have the skills to do that right now, but damn, the concept of getting others to actively become apart of your work...that's good stuff. I think the music is really effective. I literally let out a sigh of relief during the first video when the line "TGIF" came up and the music corresponds with an understanding tone. I'm just in that kind of mood, I guess. It's late, I'm going to bed. Have fun making your videos this weekend, guys.


Tyler said...

these are incredible! Especially the first video, not only because of audience interaction, but how all of their voices are unified within a single figure. I find that very powerful and connective.

Excaliborn7 said...

Damnit. It tells me these videos are no longer available when I click on them. I'd really like to see them. Is there any way of finding a different link to same videos?

Excaliborn7 said...

Nevermind, I got it to work. And damn, these are also amazing. I'm really impressed with the stuff you guys are digging up here. THis is a really amazing artwork. One of the best I've seen in a while. You can learn a lot about the direction of art from this.