Want & Need translates your SMS messages from text to a textual visualisation of imagery associated with the content of your message. It achieves this through a 3 stage process.

First your SMS is received by a GSM modem attached to our computer in Kunstnerners Hus. Our software takes the content of your SMS and stores it within a database.

The Kunstnerners Hus installation runs 24/7 selecting messages from the database. The selected message is passed to the online C6 visualising system.

The visualiser selects an image from the web that is associated with the content of the message and converts this into C6 styled text (a customised ASCII rendering). The ASCII image is then returned to the gallery space and displayed on the monitors in the installation.

To take part, sms your wants on +47 46 46 69 59

or your needs on +47 46 46 69 58


To view latest Want images created by the public click here

To view latest Need images created by the public click here

 

 

 

 

 

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