wearable twitter that pulls tweets in
an urban space and demonstrate
them on a shirt.
age btw 18-50
enjoying technology and using twitter
spend time in public parks for lunch
aims to encourage people to
participate in a public performance in
an urban space by utilizing a familiar
and common medium-Twitter.
It’s another sunny nice day in Union Square and Bobby sits on a bench checking his emails in his iPhone and eating his lunch. When
he looks around, he realizes this girl wearing a shirt that has a lcd screen with words scrolling. He takes a better look at the shirt and
reads what says on it-”Tweet about Union Square!”. Then he reads the words scrolling on the screen-”A beautiful day in Union Square
but a bird just shit on my shoulder.” He decides to give it a try and tweets something about Union Square from his account and starts
After a while he gets shocked because the girl’s shirt starts to scroll his tweet- “I love the art work in Union Square-it’s so beautiful!”.
Then he also sees other people trying to tweet in their smart phones and then watching the girl walking around. Meanwhile the girl
sitting next to her pulls out her iPhone and starts to tweet too.
Bobby and the girl look at each other happily when they both see their tweets on the shirt and then start to talk about their tweets.
Bobby starts to talk about how he appreciates the art work and the girl starts to talk about why she loves this park so much that she
comes here everyday.
So this performance of others and whoever has a twitter account joins in this social performance and the park turns into a space of
a wearable helmet covering face and
neck to gain anonymity against
age btw 18-50
active citizens that engage in
aims to provide anonymity for people
during protesting or other public
performances in urban areas with
An active citizen is in an urban area where
he and his activist friends are organizing a
protest in the city. He wears the helmet when
the helmet detects surveillance cameras
Joe, an active citizen and a marxist socialist organizes a protest in Union Square about the artists being banned from the area. He and
his friends gather around in the area to start however they are also aware of the surveillance cameras around them, recording their
face and every move. Actually Joe doesn’t care about being visible in all these cameras or the authority however he wants a sense of
community inside his activist group and a sense of privacy protection againsty these authorities.
So Joe gives the signal to his friends and everyone takes out their helmets that have stripes on it and wears them all at the same time.
They come together and stand next to each other, with their heads looking like giant road stripes all together. They start to feel like
they are bond to each other better.
a mobile router providing a spot and
giving the ability to change the
age btw 18-50
enjoying technology and wifi
hotspots in urban spaces
spend time in places that have wifi
aims to use wireless network names
as a broadcast and a communication
channel with people in an urban
Ursula is a big fan of Starbucks not only because of its awesome latte but also its free WiFi. So one afternoon she goes to the
Starbucks in Union Square, gets a latte and sits down. As soon as she sits down, she pulls out her Mac and tries to connect to
Starbucks wifi. But wait a second, she sees another interesting wifi network name-connect here and have your say!
She gets curious about it and tries to connect and yes she gets it. She opens up her browser Firefox right away and types Google but
instead she sees another website with a huge title “Have your say about what you think and feel about anything!”. She fills in the text
field into “I hate when people talk shit about Obama that he didn’t keep the promises he made.” And after hitting the submit button,
she also sees another line saying “Now you can change this network name into whatever you want!”
She gets so surprised and happy at the same time that now everyone can see it in Starbucks. So she goes ahead and types “Free
Obama, he cares about this country, ok!” And then after a while she realizes that the wifi network name changed into “That’s bullshit!
He doesn’t give a shit about the health care or global warming!”