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Animated text message film app announced

Victoria Mapplebeck from the Department of Media Arts at Royal Holloway at the University of London announced the first phase in the development of a phone app that will create an animation of a series of text messages in an April 7, 2014, news release at the Royal Holloway News website.

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The basic concept is that you can string together a series of text messages about a life event that is important to you like a relationship, birth, family event, trip, vacation, or almost anything into a movie.

The initial development of the app called Text Me includes a Twitter campaign that asks for contributions that involve the start, development, and end of a dramatic phase in an individual’s life. These contributions will be used to refine the app for the public release later this year.

You simply forward your texts to @TextMeProject.

The finished product will include the capacity for the individual to create their own film from text messages or threads and will include the ability to add photos, add a soundtrack, and graphic designs. The films can be stored in an archive that can be shared with a select few or made public.

Ms. Mapplebeck will include a 10 part series chronicling her relationship that is based on her book Text Me.

One can imagine the competing accounts of a relationship gone bad developed from this app involving two different celebrity sources could be the next hot source for gossip on the web.

Imagine the effects of similarly opposing and misconstrued accounts of affairs, supposed affairs, and marital splits from normal folk.

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