Artist Aram Bartholl's "Chat" concept enables users to engage in a conversation via brief text messages that are typed on a keyboard and projected onto a comic strip-like voice bubble overhead —not unlike the Voice Bubble Mirror from earlier this year. Even though the keyboard is wireless, a technician is needed to secure the bubble behind the speaker, so the whole project falls short of greatness. A video of Chat in action is available after the break.
On the other hand, if the bubble could be mounted on a hat and the text could be punched in using a cellphone or something similarly compact, it could be a fun way to engage in a conversation. Until you were tired of looking like an idiot that is. [Project Page via Make]