For the 2012 Gertrude Street Projection Festival I implemented an interactive SMS message wall. A cardboard tableau of a woman bathing in a bubble bath with a comic-style voice bubble provided the projection surface.
Solution implementation consisted of a low-end PC running Microsoft Windows 7, a UPS, a Telstra 3G USB modem, the iWall software and a projector plugged into a graphics card.
Messages logs in CSV text format were generated daily.
At the end of the festival the word cloud was visualized using the www.wordle.net website and rendered as a PDF - RCC_ProjFest2012_Wordle.
To achieve this the individual csv files were concatenated using a DOS command and cleansed using Excel 2010.
Cleansing was required to:
- Remove duplicates
- Remove surnames
- Remove phone numbers
- Remove system messages
A hard copy of the PDF was printed on A3 at OfficeWorks and framed for Rose.