“WordPlay” is an interactive installation 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.
Coney Island Maker Faire, Coney Island, Brooklyn, NY, 10/6-8/23
Interactive Show, NYC Resistor, Brooklyn, NY, 6/10/23.
New York Hall of Science, Queens, NY, 12/16/2022 – 3/15/2023
Cornell Tech, Roosevelt Island, 1014/22
Brucker-Cohen, Jonah,”WordPlay An Interactive Story Creation Artwork
for Public Spaces“ (Poster), The 16th International Symposium on Visual Information Communication and Interaction, VINCI 2023 Conference, Guangzhou, China, 22-24 September, 2023.
Give Me a Noun, Lehman College Press, February 23, 2023.
Jonah Brucker-Cohen, ITP Alum’s Project Featured at the New York Hall Of Science, NYU Press, Jan 27, 2023.
Images from NY Hall of Science Install (12/22/3/23)
Images from NYC Resistor Install (6/10/23)
This project was supported by the New York Hall of Science Designer in Residence Program.
Programming / Concept Support by Andrew Dempsey, Sam Beller, Lia
Additional support by Estefany Gomez, Deqing Sun
Thanks to the New York Hall of Science Designer in Residence Program for supporting this project.
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”WordPlay An Interactive Story Creation Artwork for Public Spaces“ (Poster), poster on Exhibit at the The 16th International Symposium on Visual Information Communication and Interaction, VINCI 2023 Conference, Guangzhou, China, 22-24 September, 2023.