Futile Type
Futile Type is an experiential video installation that challenges the typewriter as an efficient means of textual communication.

The user is confronted with an old, dusty typewriter, preloaded with a sheet of paper. Projected onto the paper is a man and a poem. Each click of the keyboard corresponds to a blotch of ink in the video, distorting the story and wiping the man off the page.

Materials used to create Futile Type include an Arduino UNO microcontroller, Max/MSP 6.0.4, Final Cut 7.0.3, a Canon 5D, a dusty typewriter and acrylic paint.

This project was created at the Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP) in the Tisch School of the Arts at NYU in Collaboration with Alessandra Villaamil and Yonatan Ben-Simhon.

Futile Type will be shown at ITP's Spring Show in Manhattan, NY; NYC Resistor's Interactive Show in Brooklyn, NY; and קולה של המילה Kola Shel Hamila (The Sound of the Word) in Jerusalem, Israel.

Futile Type has been selected as a finalist for the SXSW Interactive Awards! "The SXSW Interactive Awards competition uncovers the best new digital work, from mobile and tablet apps to websites and installations, while celebrating those who are building tomorrow's interactive trends."