Luck into boarding a certain L train car this week, and you could test out digital agency WeMakeCoolSh.it’s new arty stunt/smartphone gimzo — a private “Missed Connections” chat room with fellow passengers. Let the cryptic flirting begin… in 8-bit! The closed-circuit mobile internet trinket is powered from a discrete grocery bag containing a plug computer, a battery and a car inverter, fueling the WiFi. The “social art” piece is stylized in Web 1.0 and features private chat capabilities.
Sounds like much fun indeed. Especially if you’re underground, jonesing for some Internets, yearning for requited communication with your fellow man but unable to express yourself verbally without the use of laugh-exaggerating abbreviations and emoticons.