Hearts, Minds and Emojis: "Observations" from the FT Magazine

 The FT Magazine - Anthony Prothero

The FT Magazine - Anthony Prothero

 The FT Magazine - Anthony Prothero

The FT Magazine - Anthony Prothero

After thinking last week about Moblogging, and how I would fit this into my own practise, I saw this article in the FT weekend magazine. An article about text messaging and in this case text dating. The part that really interested me was the idea that people spend more time having conversations over text than they do in human interactions face to face. 

This gave me a few varying thoughts about where to take this idea in my project. Firstly, in terms of a workshop idea, I think I could develop my idea of a zine workshop into something that is far more text based, perhaps set up a mob log for the workshop and then take screenshots of that for the zine? Id really like to include some comment on the digital era we now live in whilst also using some of the original low budget zine making techniques - this giving some contrast between two very different practises. 

Secondly, I also thought about trying to use the mobile phone photograph to create a series of images from my exhibition in my home. I have mentioned previously about Taryn Simons book where you had to put the images into the right places within the book from a little wallet of images in the back of the book. I really liked this idea of "alternative narrative", where the viewer re orders or re arranges the narrative in some ways giving authorship then to the viewer? 

I shall have a further think about exactly how this can all fit together in due course....