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Interactive Fiction by Phone

Ifbyphone, LLC, as their name implies, allows you to play interactive fiction by phone.
However this is not through enabling your cellphone as a device that runs an IF interpreter, but rather through an interactive voice service. The parser text is read out-loud to you via text-to-speech, and your voice commands are sent back to the […]

At Siggraph 2005 in Los Angeles, one set of skirts stole the e-tech show. The line of techno-couture, exhale: breath between bodies by the whisper(s) research group, takes embodiment seriously in ways that our purely electronic (ARGs and biowriting aside) approach to digital character art often does not. What we see here is not just the exercise of novelty or experiments in electronic composition, but a collective of theoreticians whose hands are busy at the work of stitching communal interaction.

What do the skirts do? They allow your body to communicate through passive (autonomic, if you will) and active means. The ensembles (for they are more than just skirts), using breath bands and vibrators, translate your breath and heart rate into digital signals and transmit this information, only to have it be decoded as sound or vibration. In essence, your breath and heart rate become a language. Your body signifies in its biological semantics. With respect to WRT, the digital character of this art resides beneath the exhale.

Sascha Pohflepp’s Eavesdripping uses falling drops to write on water - turning a rain puddle into a pixelated lite-brite screen or, alternately, turning rain into a dot-matrix printer.
The concept of “controllable artificial rain” takes the impact of a drop of water on a puddle as its pixel, and builds up a technology to order and […]

Mobile Art

Anita Bacic is running a collaborative SMS exhibition: 160 characters.
I???m asking people around the world to send me a text message that includes a line or a fragment from their favourite nursery rhyme or childhood song that was associated with a game. These messages will be exhibited as part of a multimedia installation […]

WRT Podcast via Talkr

WRT is available as a podcast thanks to

A podcast (ipod + broadcast) is an RSS feed of audio files, for the purpose of subscribing, downloading periodically to a player (such as an ipod), and listening to personalized radio while on the go - TiVo for your ears.
Talkr has loosely joined even more of the […]

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