Tall Tales, 2010
Tall Tales is based on the notion that cities are multi-layered, dynamic, living things in which stories are told everyday literally and metaphorically through the daily interactions of the people living in them. The Surrealists' Exquisite Corpse game model is extended into a collaborative cross-platform, cross-media storytelling experience. Tall Tales merges people, locations, and technology to create a multi-faceted experience that adds a virtual layer of stories that live and breathe with the city itself. By submitting short text messages, city residents and visitors compose an online story, which is a continuously evolving reflection of the tone and times that we live in.
All around Utrecht, magnets were placed indicating the location of an ever-growing story. By entering in the URL found on the magnet, or scanning the code, passersby were presented with the last part of the story submitted. Once a new part is added, the full story created by myriad voices is revealed.