Draw on a real wall with text messages

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If you thought text messages are just a conversation medium, this artistic project might change your opinion. Paul Notzold, working with Federico Hatoum, have been working on a community drawing tool that allows you to use SMS to draw on buildings. (via textually)

The piece will debut in the Streets of Rome, Italy from March 1 – 3. Phone users send coordinates to draw a line or basic geometric shapes. The only catch is the price of a drawing session. We hope a version for instant messengers would be available. This way, you just have to go within a hotspot and create the most complicated form you want.

Here’s a short list of alternative uses of the concept:

  1. Use it a game. Each group of phone users will have a limited time to make the best drawings.
  2. Write temporary graffiti for geeks, without using any paint.
  3. Send public announcements to find the missing pet of the neighborhood.

You have certainly better ideas than those, write them down in a comment.

Feb 21, 2007 | By Nuno

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