Chat Charades

Grau Puche Recarens, Regina Cantu De Alba

Chat rooms provide the confort of annonimity, a confort that is most of the time used towards meeting new people, expressing ourselves…what if we used it to play charades with absolute strangers? Chat Charades provides the platform for Show attendees to do so.


Chat charades is a chat application with live video feed created specially for this project.

As a derivative of our expirience with PopUp Windows -Metatorium-(see The Mirrors) we discovered how much easiier is for people to let themselves loose in front of a web cam than a stranger, so we decided to create a game in which two strangers could interact in this anonymity space.

The hardware is located in two separate rooms, in one of them there is a computer with the program habilitated, in the other there are two big screenns with a web cam attach. Te users come, decide upon a role (guess or act) and start playing, the setting gives immediate feedback when the keyword is guessed.


Designing for Digital Fabrication, Game Design and the Psychology of Choice, Live Web, Pop Up Window Displays, Prototyping Electronic Devices