Title Text Abbreviation/Abbreviated Messages the future language Theme Body, Identity and Sensors/Social and innovation media Background I spend most of the time reading and chatting or watching soccer online while there are chat box. Most of the times when chatting whether in facebook, YM or any chatting tool, find it inevitable to abbreviated messages. The use of OMG; Oh My God to BRB; Be Right Back. The age group between teens and youths are immensely involved in this lingo, the future language. Problem Identification There is delay in time, between the age groups example maybe when an elder communicates with a teen. Likeliness of becoming victims of spelling errors. Proposals
Aim and Objectives To make the society aware especially elders and both teens. Appreciation of the new language. To alarm youths and teens of the use of formal and informal (encrypted writing). To make the public aware of the inevitability of the use of abbreviated text messages. Motivation Curiosity of how to have health electronics that are home used. I like to be hands on. I like to do things for myself so as not waste somebody’s time. We have vender machines selling soft drinks! Then the question arises, why we can’t have health machines at a cheaper price distributed in the society to help especially in the rural areas. Ideation and Concept: To create an interactive application showing the possible common abbreviated words and phrases through; Rain-text, Motion Graphics, Animated Typography. Target Audience Teens and Youths Design Approach: Audiovisual, infographics, fantasy, Vibrant, Content-driven , Contemporary proposal
One of the reasons I had to choose the second proposal, are that it is challenging and in sync with reality now. My previous title was Text abbreviation the future language. Now I had to change it to Abbreviated messages the future language because I noticed that smiley's or "emoticons " are still part of abbreviated messages. So in the scope of text, specifying text as only as abbreviated language depicted limitation of scope of the topic. I found that most abbreviated messages comprises of type or typography and there are many ways of using typography. Type as portrait. Research & analysis
I came across a project that uses candles as infrared emitters. The most current trend of input in computers nowadays is touch -screen, as I am doing my research I'm looking for some sort of alien way of inputting data in the computer or rather a way to manipulate and interact with the graphics not the usual traditional way of mouse and key board. Using two candles as Wii sensor bar ;
Programming. When I was doing my research, I found a couple of books to be useful, Action script 3.0 bible and Learning Processing. For actionscript 3.0 I see a lot of control in terms of programming, actionscript 3.0 looks structured and a lot can be done in it as long as practice is adhered to. Processing. This can be good for manipulating text and graphics through the use of arduino. It's a challenge when now arTists incorporate graphics with graphics.
Nowadays these are phrases used when we communicate; OMG (oh my god), l8 for late, the millenia speak as some experts call it. The netSpeak is now spreading at a rapid rate not only chat messages with smileys are involved, online dictionaries for this new language "The Future language" are now present. Shops, Banks and many corporate businesses have inherited the trend. e.g maybank2u. Pros 1. It is fast 2. Stimulates creativity. 3.Popular, the new trend 4.Future language Cons 1.Spelling errors 2.Alteration of grammar 3.Distortion of language literature 4.multiple interpretation
The idea is to appreciate the use of abbreviated messages, the installation will comprise of about 10 candles or 6, each candle stating stages or steps how abbreviated messages began and most used. Candles emit infrared, so hopefully this will be in sync with the wii remote. Typography will be used with different fonts to stimulate different moods and this will be used together with graphics like smileys Idea development
Sound music will enhance the presentation Sound Design, Abstract and ambient sounds will be used. Animation of the content, an effect similar to animation matrix will be done for the typography. There are other unmentioned interactions that will be enhanced to the presentation to be rhobust
Personal Context This can be based on memories, the concern of my grammar and other aspect can be my curiosity why this is so common to today's youths. The endless encounter of misspellings during writing and this is a concern more so that I need to be a professional. It is quick way of communicating and the knowledge about is fascinating. Social Context It can apply to communication in general as we know that the society is based on communication for them to develop. The grammar and lingo usage and the society e.g online chats or hang out places like facebook, Myspace and so on. Contextual studies
Political Context This can be a provocative topic being elders against youths or informal way of communications vs formal way. The is can be termed as diversity and labeled class, upper vs lower class of the society . Historical Context This is a concern to literature and language structure of the society.It can be a direction to what the future is to become. The transition of usage of typography since the ancient age. Cultural Context It is a new sign of a new culture approaching, just like pop culture did in the olden daisy. A new way of communication setting new norms, language and class. Institutional Context This can be an alteration of education; informal vs formal writing. Classified as breaking of rules of ways of writings.
Content development Abbreviated messages , popular ones like (OMG, LOL, WFT!!, BDAY) will be used and if possible sound will be embedded too. Graphics also will be included, smiley or icons that can be considered abbreviated. Special characters plays a bigger role too, :) also can me abbreviated messages Emoticons even special character will be included.