SimpleTEXT

Jonah Brucker-Cohen and Tim Redfern have created SimpleTEXT , a cool installation / performance piece that uses text messages from the audience to create an audio-visual performance. From their site: SimpleTEXT is a collaborative audio/visual public performance that relies on audience participation through input from their mobile phones. The project focuses on connecting people in shared spaces by attempting to merge distributed devices with creative …

Lingo Phone

Another really useful SMS application, Lingo Phone offers language translation services. via Emily at textually.orgTo use it, just send a text message to +447833770938. Prefix the message with the translation you want to perform. Use the prefixes listed below: E2F English-to-French E2G English-to-German E2I English-to-Italian E2S English-to-Spanish E2P English-to-Portuguese F2E French-to-English G2E German-to-English I2E Italian-to-English S2E Spanish-to-English P2E Portuguese-to-English

The Hello World Project

The Helloworld Project is a global interactive text installation combining language, landscapes and communication technology to create a visual dialogue. From December 9-12, 2003, people from all over the world will be invited to send in messages, either by sending an SMS to a dedicated number or by going to www.helloworldproject.com .These messages will be projected onto mountains and buildings in Geneva, Mumbai, Rio de …