Urban Alphabets

AMBIENT MESSAGING

Have you noticed all the letters around you? Would you like to create messages with a typography from your home town or a city you are visiting?

Urban Alphabets is an application that lets users use their smartphones to capture letters in their environments and reuse the typographical elements to write their own messages. It is a project realized by the Helsinki-based artist and designer Suse Miessner.

The messages written using the Urban Alphabets App can be sent to friends using social networks. This project raises interest in the everyday surroundings and encourages playful social communications.

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Urban Media for All

AN OUTDOOR FESTIVAL CATALOGUE

What are the art projects in the Media Facades festival and why are they made? The Urban Media for All poster campaign aimed at creating context for the festival themes and projects, acting as an outdoor festival “catalogue”. Read more…

City Sets & Media Facades

INTERNATIONAL SEMINAR ON URBAN MEDIA

What type of environment is constituted by urban media, what stories are told on the screens and billboards and by whom? How do physical and online spaces intersect and enable the participation of citizens? And how should we design and produce for the urban media? These are some of the questions that were addressed in the seminar which was targeted to artists, designers, architects, researchers and others working within the urban and media spaces.  Read more…