As preparation for some upcoming projects that employ SMS as a mode of interaction, I looked around for other artists who have used SMS technology. Here is a short list. Know of any others? These categories are very loose.

Some background on SMS.
A huge collection of projects can be found HERE.

Public Expression

  • TXTual healing, Paul Notzold
    A lovely SMS to thought-bubble on public facade project.
  • SMS Matrix, Delft, EE
    A large 3D LED display will display incoming SMSes
  • Smoke Signals, A Minimaforms Project
    SMSes from participants are projected onto a cloud of smoke. A website presents both SMS numbers and an online submission box. A queue of messages is available for users to see.
  • Tool For Armchair Activists, Troika
    An device that will read SMSes in public places.
  • SMS Guerrilla Projector, Troika
    A portable SMS projector.
  • Speaker’s Corner, Jaap De Jonge, et al.
    A public LED display presenting a SMS/Web text submission/collaboration context.
  • Story Board,Stefhan Caddick
    A public, mobile storyboard that will display SMS messages. Employed Gnokii.
  • Avete qualcosa da dire? , Andreas Gysin
    The artists asks “what do you have to say?”. Participants answer via text message. Results are displayed on LED screens across Switzerland within minutes.

Collaborative Creation

Control/Access Objects

  • hugms, Mark Argo
    A tangible media device that allows you to send hugs via SMS.
  • White Snoflakes, Polka Product Pleasure
    White snowflakes in the street are illuminated by SMSes.
  • Flickr Peep Show, @ Mediamatic 2005
    Tags are sent to an installation that will reveal images from the flickr database.
  • Accessory Nerve, Francesca Rosella and Ryan Genz, et al.
    A wearable device that responds to SMS
  • Cellwish, Yu-Chen Chiu (邱于真), Kuan Huang(黄宽)
    A text message based 3D public video installation. People can send their good wish via SMS of cellphone and share the good karma with the other people in the public space.
  • Budapest Heat, Aether Architecture
    A sculpture transforms itself in response to weather report SMSes from Budapest.
  • Fete Mobile, Fete Mobile
    A large networked blimp is accessible via SMS.
  • Oribotics, Matthew Gardiner
    An interactive installation/sculpture that responds to SMSes from participants.
  • Call A ball, S. Grünert, K. Hüsig & J. Pönisch
    City kiosks that allow people to communicate and organize ball-games via SMS.
  • TXTSound, Paul Notzold
    An SMS 2 Sound converter utilizing Max/MSP/Jitter.

Group Coordination via SMS