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Letterform for the Ephemeral/Pirating

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As seen on webcam on http://www.abbeyroad.co.uk/visit/ on the 29/10/2009 between 14h07 and 14h37 GMT

In this phase of the project, ephemeral typography is used to induce people to feel the weight of passing time,
with its flow symbolically interrupted by halting the traffic.
This typographic performance was only recorded by taking screenshots of the images transmitted by a public webcam (showing the iconic Abbey Road crossing) onto a computer.

As this medium displays one “real-time” image every 4  seconds, a fraction of second seems to be extended
for the length of time necessary for the image to be refreshed.
Using a public webcam to display a message also considerably broadens its audience.


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