Moving Messages

Karalyn C Lathrop

Moving Messages explores the concept of moving to send messages to loved ones remotely.


How much of our non-verbal communication makes up a conversation? We are able to communicate instantaneously to loved ones with a few swipes from our fingers, or by presses keys on our keyboards. As a society has our tolerance for physical connection in real-time decreased? How much pleasure do we get from text messages saying “Miss you”? This project explores what we lose from sending messages with our fingers and how to think about the possibility of sending messages to our loved one remotely with our bodies. By using a socket server and an accelerometer through BLE, I have built “Moving Messages”, which sends data based on my movements to a URL anyone can access to feel my thoughts.


Live Web, Interaction Design Studio