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A bit of background information

OneSixty Characters explores the concept of storytelling — a tradition of handing down stories from generation to generation. Text messaging was used to explore how people continue to make personal connections every day, but increasingly on a far wider scale. Mobile phones allow people to connect over any distance — across a street or between cities around the globe, instantaneously.

Electrofringe Festival exhibition
Referencing the past and other mobile storytelling gadgets, a selection of the messages were transferred to a 35mm slide and presented in individual vintage handheld slide viewers. Like the mobile phone, the slide viewer was once a portable device that allowed people to share stories (in this case as images) on an intimate and personal scale.

Online exhibition
To become part of the online exhibition please go to the sending rhyme page for instructions.

I look forward to your rhymes!
Anita Bacic

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