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Masaya Kochi

Department: Man and Communication
Website: masayakochi.com

WE ALL WISH

WHAT
Make a wish, and this interactive installation will upload it to the collective ‘wish cloud’. This project — a digital exploration of the Japanese Ema ritual — is aimed at bridging the gap between ancient traditions and new media.

WHY
Whereas Shinto worshippers hang their wishes on public shrines for others to read, this application has a much wider reach: it allows wishes to transcend borders.

HOW
We all wish, albeit in different ways. Masaya has designed a common ground for this universal longing, without having to visit a shrine to leave a prayer or go to a fountain to toss in a coin. Simply swipe your deepest aspirations from your phone into the cloud and watch it come to life through the installation.

QUOTE
At its core, it is an abstract human database.

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Photographs: Ronald Smits