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June 05, 2006



Locating déjà vu

The Re:Project is a technological probe and visual database of recounted moments of déjà vu experienced by you. Signs planted around San Francisco pinpoint exact locations of previous moments of déjà vu, and are color coded in relationship to which type of phenomenon occurred there. On each Re:Project sign is a URL and GPS coordinate. By using a mobile phone, you can text message your location and any relevant information/ description of your experience to the URL provided. This catalogues your déjà vu experience, and connects you to the Re:Project community, where you receive text message notifications of the déjà vu phenomenon as they occur around the city. Each text message includes the location of the occurance and a statment or question, which is meant to challenge your established understanding of the site and provoke a new, or at least different, view of your environment.

The Re:Project hopes to reinterpret the phenomenon of déjà vu through existing technologies, forging connections between mental and physical spaces that are otherwise left undiscovered. [via textually.org]

Posted by jo at June 5, 2006 12:00 PM