This typographic performance was only recorded by taking screenshots of the images transmitted by a public webcam (showing the iconic Abbey Road crossing) onto a computer. As CCTV displays one real-time image every 4 seconds, a fraction of second seems to be extended for the length of time necessary for the image to be refreshed. Interestingly, the use of a public webcam to display a message considerably broadens its audience.
With this public performance, ephemeral typography is used as a way to induce people to feel the weight of passing time, with its flow symbolically interrupted by halting the traffic.
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