LA Times – Why text messages are limited to 160 characters

Here is good information to post about the popular usage of SMS texting.

Library of precedents

Here is a list of some sms text to screen interaction projects.

Dadaist influence

Dada Poetry

“Writings were a barrage of words melded together towards a humorous, yet shocking type of approach towards the reader.” – Allon Schemool

Paul van Ostaijen

John Maeda Quote

The best art makes your head spin with questions. Perhaps this is the fundamental distinction between pure art and pure design. While great art makes you wonder, great design makes things clear.

A passage from The Laws of Simplicity by John Maeda.

This passage is appropriate towards the type of interaction I’m attempting to achieve.

Exquisitext – in class prototyping

“The Things We Love” is a test topic to study content that can be generated from a title that cues for a topic that relates to ~feelings~.

Exquisitext in class prototyping

The following image is a capture of an Exquisite Text exercise done in class. 02.20.09

A set of rules were posted in the board in which the participants had to compose phrases in the order of: Adjective, Noun, Verb, Adjective, Noun.

If this were to be translated into a digital interface I would have the last two words of each phrase uncovered to create a new composition. For example: Shyly Home Understand this! Smart People. Get It! Stay Pink. Blue Poop. the sea. in Vegas! flamingo babies.

Exquisitext progress – day 4

Documentation taken on Friday, February 23 at 1 pm.

Written text (in approximate chronological order)

Exquisitext progress – day 1

Board installed on the 9th floor bathroom 2 west 13th street. February 19 (near midnight).

An analog experiment of “Exquisitext”. Exquisitext is an experiment to seek what content is generated through syntactic rules and structures from Exquisite Corpse poetry. The order of response is Adjective, Noun, Verb, Adjective, Noun. The experiment observes the text content in a place where a person can tag anonymously. In this case it is the bathroom. The following process involves a technique to create a play on words by selective text in order to create new meaning. An example could be created through the combination of the last two words of each phrase. More ideas will generate as the prototype is further experimented!

Photo was taken on Friday, February 20 around 2 pm.

More references and precedents

Wordle – “Beautiful Word Clouds”

Create word clouds with Wordle

This application is great to look at for a hint in my design problem.

Final Presentation Outline

Final Presentation Outline PDF

I made another version of this outline in presentation form. This is for me to scope out the presentation structure.

Final Presentation Format

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