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interactive computer installation, 2006

A fast and silent montage of punctuation emoticons which pause and speak when a gallery visitor steps on a welcome mat. This interactive video installation pairs emoticons with human statements written and collected by Foley and emitted by computer generated voices. The installation was facilitated with the help of programmer John Maloney, and was designed in Scratch, a programming language developed within the Lifelong Kindergarten Group of MIT's Media Laboratory. The installation appeared at SPACE Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA in the winter of 2006.