SMS to Paper Airplanes
SMS to Paper Airplanes
SMS to Paper Airplanes
SMS to Paper Airplanes
SMS to Paper Airplanes
SMS to Paper Airplanes

SMS to Paper Airplanes

June 2011

This project was realised within the scope
of a class called „program development“ at
the university of applied science in Potsdam.
The task in the course supervised by Jens
Wunderling was to translate an existing data
set into a new audio/visual medium, using
the coding framework Processing.
Purpose, I tried to visualize the text message
communication between my girlfriend and
myself. Since we are in a long distance rela-
tionship and living in two different countries
text messages are often the easiest way to
communicate. The challenge was to find a
medium, which is variable and able to visua-
lize the information of the text messages, but
at the same time allows to keep the content
private. For me the paper airplane was the
perfect image for this scenario, because the
text messages as well as travelling by plane
are the most common ways for us to cover
the distance.