I Wish I Had Said Hello takes missed connections stories from Craigslist and turns them into street art by placing physical stickers in the area where they happened. The masterminds of this project are Lisa Park and Adria Navarro.
I Wish I Said Hello attempts to bring missed connection stories back to the public space in the form of street art.
Our goal is not to be another platform for reconnection, rather than a celebration of everyday poetics, a physical mapping of a digital network, a commentary on the role of technology in human communication.
We try to encapsulate specific encounters into stickers. We combine parts of the original text with graphical elements that resonate with it. We use a common, universal style derived from public signage, as well as shapes and colors that imply the digital origin of the story. Once the illustrations are created, we place them at the exact location where that missed connection happened and we document it on the website.
Currently, a series of stickers are installed in different areas of Manhattan, but our goal is to provide a method that's simple enough for collaborators to join and spread the movement through other cities.
|The Baby Carriage with a Machine Gun|
|Fragmented Memory: Tapestries Woven From Snapshots of Computer Memory|
|Euthanasia Roller Coaster|
|Post Secret: a Place to Share Your Secrets Anonymously|
|“Self-driving trucks will begin hauling mail between USPS facilities.”|
|“For the first time in the history of life, we can affect the future of our evolution.”|
|“A two-legged robot created by Agility Robotics, designed to get your delivery from a car to your door.”|
|The (Very Scary) People of Public Transit|
|CaptchaTweet: Write Tweets in Captcha Form|
|U.S.S. Enterprise Owner's Manual|
|Recycled Vacuum Lamps|
|“A driverless electric truck began daily freight deliveries on a public road.”|
|“A deep fake sex video emerges in a Google search of your name.”|
|Naked Preacher Lady [NSFW]|
|“The company is losing billions, has essentially no underlying value, and its business could be hammered overnight.”|
|“A new residential building under construction will feature a flying car skyport on the roof.”|