Artist Creates Guestbook Installation, Lets Online Users Submit Messages
For a social exploration experiment, Swiss artist Thibault Brecet created a large guestbook-like system that lets online users from all over the world express themselves through a tangible output device in a different location.
Called ‘Grand-Central’, the public online platform combines various mediums—a website, where people can interact and contribute personalized messages and text; and ‘Presto the printer’, that writes out these messages.
Users can write something in the textbox, or submit a URL to an image, and watch the printer from the webcam write out their submissions live.
The work captures the diverse social spectrum of contemporary culture from all over the world.
To contribute or watch the machine, you can go here.
To see how it works, check out the video below: