Craft & Design
SMSage makes surveillance fun


“SMSage”, an art installation by Tim Redfern and Ralph Borland, currently showing at the Conflux Festival in Brooklyn, is an SMS-driven urban installation that plants a sound murmur in the city when people send text messages to it. The project converts submitted text messages to speech and plays them over a parabolic speaker built into its housing. It is meant to provide a “mad murmur” in the city, scrambling the messages over time, and reciting its phone number to passersby on the street.

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