Tuesday, March 29, 2005

What kind of handle should a grafedia artist have?

Where urban and techo collide: be on the lookout for Grafedia. It looks like vandalism, but it's art, and was featured in Wired not too long ago.

Grafedia is hyperlinked text, written by hand onto physical surfaces and linking to rich media content - images, video, sound files, and so forth. It can be written anywhere - on walls, in the streets, or on sidewalks. Grafedia can also be written in letters or postcards, on the body as tattoos, or anywhere you feel like putting it. Viewers "click" on these grafedia hyperlinks with their cell phones by sending a message addressed to the word + "@grafedia.net" to get the content behind the link.
Whitney's got a hawkeye, and I a treo, perhaps we'll spend a day hunting grafedia.

***update*** As I thought about this more, it reminded me much of William Gibson's Pattern Recognition, where the cybestrians are on the prowl to find, view, and discuss "footage." I'm interested what, if any kind of narrative comes out of this medium.

As of today, many words aren't used, "tax", "sugar", "starbucks", which reminds me of when domain names were vast and available.

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Anonymous The fotoUR said...


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