SORRY... movie (2015)
Verbal communication behavior changed since people started to use smartphones. Instead of talking to each other face to face or having phone calls, they rather type endless messages via WhatsApp or iMessage – free of charge and without any character limits. And if this wasn't enough, the messenger softwares propose the words and phrases to be typed using the auto-correct spelling option to complete sentences.
So I asked myself: How far is it possible to write a message without thinking about the content?
In my experiment, I pretended to apologize to someone by typing the word „sorry“ – but left the reason for my excuse to my smartphone. I clicked through the suggested phrases of my text messenger until more or less meaningful sentences appeared. This short movie shows the process and live reactions of my probands.