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Hi There, Leak Much?

By Rhizome

Ever wanted to enter a chat room and piss on someone? Conceived by designer Francis Lam, "Our Design Playground" exists as a portfolio site in the background of a dynamic, multi-user chat space. Visitors can choose up to 5 different chat environments from forests to rising skyscrapers and have personal abilities such as jumping, pissing, talking, or fading into background obscurity through the "ambient mode" function. My favorite of the supplied chat spaces is an area beside a giant Air Force B-52 Bomber that drops parachuting piglets. Whether its to hang out, wreak havoc, or see piglets, Lam's tiny pixilated avatars are the perfect antidote for the sterility of test-based chat. -Jonah Brucker-Cohen

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