"WordPlay" is an interactive installation by ITP alum Jonah Brucker-Cohen that allows people to create and publish novel stories by selecting individual words from a combination of word types. Using a similar method of the popular kid's game, "Mad Libs", WordPlay invites the public to choose from a selection of "nouns", "verbs", "adjectives", and "adverbs" printed on RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) cards and add them to system. WordPlay collects and visualizes each word by remixing a selection of text based scientific facts and quotes from prominent scientists. Once completed, the final story or passage is displayed on the screen allowing the public to read their stories. The resulting text is time stamped, printed locally, encoded into a unique URL, and uploaded to the project's website where the public can read online what was created inside the exhibition space in realtime.
Wordplay can be seen at the New York Hall of Science from December 16, 2022 to March 2023.
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