LastWords with TypeTrace
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What if you leave your Last Words in 10min?

  What would you write if you leave a message for your loved one, at the very last moment of your life? We use TypeTrace, a software that record and replay the process of writing, to collect multitude of Last Words from the public.
  The time limit is 10 minutes. Let us know your #10minLastWords.

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Exhibition at the Ars Electronica 2020 Tokyo Garden

   Originally exhibited at the Aichi Triennale 2019, this installation consisted of more than 2,000 writing processes of last words collected anonymously on the Internet. For the occasion of ARS ELECTRONICA 2020 / TOKYO GARDEN (2020.9.9~13), we present an online exhibition of "Last Words / TypeTrace" with newly collected Last Words. While the previous version had collected texts from mostly Japanese audience, this time people from outside Japan contributed. We asked them to especially reflect upon their view on life and death in the post-COVID-19 era.

LastWords with TypeTrace

How to Write

Step1 Decide who to send your last words
Step2 Think of what you want to convey
Step3 Write within 10 minutes
Start writing when your are ready

※ Supported browsers are Chrome and Safari only. You cannot submit nor play back correctly the last words on other browsers.


LastWords/TypeTrace Production Team

Artist dividual inc. (Takumi Endo, Dominique Chen)
Technical Director Shinya Matsuyama (siro)
Editor Yusuke Ujita (Thinking)
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