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Amodal Suspension/Poetrica
November 1, 2003 8:37 AM   Subscribe

A giant game of telephone in the sky --For most of November in Yamaguchi, Japan, messages sent will be translated to japanese and back, and encoded as a unique set of flashes and redirected into the sky ove the city, flashing there until the recipient of the message retrieves it, transforming the skyline with data as light--created by Rafael Lozano-Hemmer.

Meanwhile, at the same time on the other side of the world, there's Poetrica, on Sao Paulo, Brazil, advertising billboards.--messages that also can't be read in public in their current form. You write something and convert it into a non-phonetic font. The visual messages are archived on the web site and you get an email when your message is displayed on one of the billboards--created by Giselle Beiguelman
posted by amberglow (9 comments total)

 
make that "the sky over the city" i composed this post using the amodal suspension, i guess : >
posted by amberglow at 8:40 AM on November 1, 2003


- .... .. ... / .. ... / .--. .-. . - - -.-- / ..-. ..- -.-. -.- .. -. --. / -.-. --- --- .-.. / ;)
posted by trondant at 10:30 AM on November 1, 2003


\(^_^)/
posted by taz at 10:51 AM on November 1, 2003


-|- |-| | _-

| _-

[_- 00 |)
posted by moonbird at 11:36 AM on November 1, 2003


- .... .. ... /   .. ... /   .--. .-. . - - -.-- /   ..-. ..- -.-. -.- .. -. --. /   -.-. --- --- .-..   translated is:
"THIS IS PRETTY FUCKING COOL"
: >

moonbird?
posted by amberglow at 12:18 PM on November 1, 2003


moonbird's is "this is good"
posted by taz at 1:04 PM on November 1, 2003


ahhh! thanks, taz
posted by amberglow at 1:34 PM on November 1, 2003


"To highlight the irony of globalization, the piece employs an automatic translation engine between Japanese and English"

I think I'm in love.
posted by WolfDaddy at 1:48 PM on November 1, 2003


Least coherent submission this month.
posted by jmccorm at 3:46 PM on November 1, 2003


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