>Hi Matt (et all)
I hate to spoil/foil your blind response record but as one of the 161
particpants of your SMS project I am happy to give you some feedback....
(but I wont unless you request it) I would hate to be the one to foil/spoil
your real time pleasure...
Just one comment however ... I cant wait for tommorrow !!!
>we're producing Tim Etchell's 'surrender control' SMS project again this
>week for the ICA, and that definitely meets your second description of
>interactive (its a series of 75 instructions sent via text messages over 5
>days. there are 161 participants this week). Its exciting to be working in
>this medium, but we do feel a loss of control, as we have no real chance of
>getting feedback from the audience. in fact we deliberately decided not to
>include more obvious feedback mechanisms when we were developing the UI for
>the piece, as they stood out as being too obviously 'interactive' in
>relation to the curt, but thought-provoking messages that make up the project.
>in fact, it feels more like a kind of technologically-enhanced fluxus piece
>than anything 'new'. we've got the same problems of exactly how to
>represent the piece retrospectively, or even how to represent it at all
>(which makes it very difficult to enter for prix arts, baftas or other peer
>events that might better enable us to place it in a historical context or
>canon). In fact, the most significant artefact the project has accrued so
>far is a brief flurry of opinion from people posting to news article forums
>on metafilter and bbc news online. I quite like the fact the only record we
>might have of the piece is the knee-jerk opinions of people who hadn't
>actually participated in the project...
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