Debtors Inheritance
May 3rd, 2007

Debtor’s Inheritance Opens Sunday!

Geoff DiMasi

The Debtor’s Inheritance project that I wrote about in March is going live this Sunday, May 6th.

I hope you can all make it.

We have really enjoyed the collaboration with Katie Murken on this project.

This foray into ubiquitous computing has allowed us to play with text-messages (SMS) as a medium. Delivering narrative through a text message is something that we will continue to develop.

One of the cool things that emerged from this process is the idea of pacing. The narrative is delivered in multiple messages. However, if you always receive them in rapid fire – one right after the next – it can get overwhelming. We gave Katie a tool to control the pace at which the different narratives were delivered so that she could play with the timing for each one.

It is probably fitting that Katie and I both graduated from the Book Arts/Printmaking MFA program at The University of the Arts where we studied this kind of stuff in relation to printed books. I have always been the black sheep of the program, though, with my interest in the digital!

Here are the details of how to experience this project:

Debtor’s Inheritance
(part of Green Machine curated by John Murphy of InLiquid)

May 6 - October 30, 2007

Opening Reception: Sunday, May 6 2007

  • 5:30 Reception
  • 6:00 Gallery Talk
  • 6:30 Trail Walk

At the The Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education


Debtors Inheritance
Geoff DiMasi

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