Digital Serendipity

A speculative serendipitous message system that aims to break through filter bubbles. Direction and distance this message travels depends on the local political weather of the receiver. The form of the message also gets distorted depending on the weather. 

Concept Video

User Journey

Visual Challenge

What does it mean for a message to get weatherly distorted?
What is the legibility of the pixels?

How does censorship and firewalls play a roll in this speculative system?

Experimenting “Weatherly Effects” of pixels

Visual experiements in Processing 3.0

User Interface

Message caught by firewall