The World’s Slowest SMS Billboard Unveiled At Singapore Art Museum

The World’s Slowest SMS Billboard Unveiled At Singapore Art Museum

An artwork billed as the slowest text message service was created for the annual Night Festival.

Naresh Kumar
  • 23 july 2010

For the annual Night Festival at the Singapore Art Museum, Thai artist Wit Pimkanchanapong created a giant, interactive billboard called “The World’s Slowest SMS Billboard” in front of the museum’s facade. Onlookers and passersby could send a text message to any number that would engage ten people to adjust the giant letters to display it on the billboard, taking almost 20 minutes in the process and justifying the artwork’s name. Each message was displayed for five minutes before the team took on another text message. The crowd participated enthusiastically and requested to display messages that ranged from romantic to funny to completely deranged (see the image above).

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