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Written World

Zach Schwartz

Written World is a communal free-form text world, overlaid on a street map of the user's physical location. It incorporates elements of online chat and graffiti to explore and create a bridge between the physical and virtual.

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Written World is a communal free-form text world, overlaid on a street map of the user's physical location. It incorporates elements of online chat and graffiti to explore and create a bridge between the physical and virtual.

Background
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User Scenario
A visitor to http://writtenworld.org is greeted by a map of their location with fixed-width type of what users before them have written, as well as the real-time cursors of other users who are present. Users can set the color of their type, change what others have written, or go explore the rest of the world.