Analog Tweeting Title

Paper, found object (wooden type tray)
Created by Todd Pattison 2013


The speed of modern communication seems to have surpassed our ability to effectively use it. The electronic transfer of information allows people to respond with lightning speed at the click of a button but humans can sometimes regret things they say, or post, in haste. This piece combines a much older form of communication, setting type, with the modern form of tweeting. The 470 miniature blank books are titled with letters and numbers that have been recycled from discarded 19th century texts. The user must pull each character to form their communication before taking a picture and sending the information. This forces the user to be more thoughtful in what they say and post and can give them time to edit or reconsider what they are sending and to the audience they wish to send it.