real-life-social-mediaThe Wanted Design show in New York City saw a team of students from the School of Visual Arts expend their creativity by showing off a bunch of interventions which encouraged guests to interact with one another. So much for social media remaining in the digital realm – this is analogue social media that we are talking about, where it involves a bunch of communication platforms which the students carried around the show. Known as “MissionCtrl,” students could be seen in white shirts and blue ties, not to mention carrying wooden objects as well.

For instance, there is the “portal,” which happens to be some sort of introductory entryway to the project. Guests will be able to walk through this gateway in the same manner of it being symbolic as a login, while “press” happens to be a rolling stamp station where visitors are able to create messages of their own using large letter stamps, a smiley face or a thumbs-up. Stamping would obviously reduce the speed at which you communicate, where the user ends up working “with the whole body” as the stamps require some muscle.

Magnetic message boards, white boards and the stamped signs then pave the way for guests to “post.” These messages are carried around the show’s space using tall wooden signs, sharing what you have decided to “say” until someone else decides to “post.”

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