Have you ever wanted to turn an Emoji into Modern art?
SFMOMA recently launched Send me SFMOMA. Its a digital platform for turning simple texts and Emoji into art. The platform will choose a piece from their 34,678 artwork collection and deliver it to your phone!
If you text 572-51 with the words “send me” followed by a keyword, a color, or even an emoji and you’ll receive a related artwork.
Send me SFMOMA prompts interaction between the public and SFMOMA art. Jay Mollica, a creative technologist at SFMOMA, expresses the purpose of the project:
In a world oversaturated with information, we asked ourselves: how can we generate personal connections between a diverse cross section of people and the artworks in our collection? How can we provide a more comprehensive experience of our collection?
Enter Send Me SFMOMA. Send Me SFMOMA was conceived as a way to bring transparency to the collection while engendering further exploration and discussion among users. Send Me SFMOMA is an SMS service that provides an approachable, personal, and creative method of sharing the breadth of SFMOMA’s collection with the public.
I just texted an octopus 🐙 and also a crystal ball 🔮. I dare you to send the good old poo Emoji 💩 !
Which Emoji will you text to SFMOMA?