K.I.T. - personal pixels

K.I.T. is an acronym most often used in teenage note-writing that stands for “Keep in Touch,” which appropriately frames this piece as an intimate exchange between friends.  After saving my cell phone correspondence—both incoming and outgoing, pix and text messages—for 6 months in 2007, I organized them into a timed animation.  Interested in how this technology facilitates and mediates communication, I wanted to be able to watch the conversations unfold, revealing a range of relationships.  Examining the somewhat personal dialog of my immediate community, the timing pairs the banal with the poignant with the downright pointless.

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