SimpleTEXT: a mobile-phone enabled performance

Posted by Jonah Brucker-Cohen | Tue Nov 11th 2003 1:08 p.m.

Hopefully people in the UK can make it out to this!

*a mobile phone-enabled performance*


SimpleTEXT is a collaborative audio/visual public performance that
relies on audience participation through input from their mobile
phones. The project focuses on connecting people in shared spaces by
attempting to merge distributed devices with creative and
collaborative experience. SimpleTEXT focuses on dynamic input from
participants as essential to the overall output. The result is a
public, shared performance where audience members interact by sending
SMS, voice, or through a web-based text input to a central server
from their input devices.

These messages are then dynamically mixed, cut, parsed, and spliced
to influence and change the visual and audio output. These
communications are also run through a speech synthesizer and a
picture synthesizer. The incoming images and text are dynamically
mixed according to specified rule sets such as pixel values, length
of text, specified keywords, and inherent meanings.

Live Events:
BALTIC Center for Contemporary Art
Gateshead, UK
November 27th, 2003, 7pm

Limehouse Town Hall
London, UK
November 29th, 2003, 7pm

City Arts Centre
Dublin, Ireland
Time: 7 pm (GMT)
Price: Free

*All live events are Free*

SimpleTEXT is a collaboration between Jonah Brucker-Cohen and Tim
Redfern. It is commissioned, sponsored and funded by Low-Fi, a new
media arts organization and collective based in London, UK.

Jonah Brucker-Cohen -
Tim Redfern -
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