The idea behind Impulse was to create a catalogue of things that aren't for sale. When looking up ideas for the catalogue I kept coming back to C… Read More
The idea behind Impulse was to create a catalogue of things that aren't for sale. When looking up ideas for the catalogue I kept coming back to Craigslist. The driving force behind Craigslist is online marketplace for virtually anything you want to sell. One of the few sections on the site where you can't buy anything is the missed connections section.
Taking inspiration from the missed connection section on craigslist I combined that with the idea of celebrity. We are so fascinated with the lives of celebrities and the idea of fame that when we actually see a celebrity in person, we feel like we have made a connection with them. If someones meets a celebrity they tell all of their friends of this experience, no matter of the significance.
So taking the idea of the missed connection and the celebrity I chose to base my catalouge around these ideas. Sticking to a strict set of guidelines I was able to create Impulse. The guidelines were that the celebrity had to tweet an actual location that they were. Once I found an exact location I was went to Facebook to find a photo of a man in the location that the tweet came from. After altering the photo, I simplified the layout of the twitter page and only put the necessary information. The result from these explorations and parameters is Impulse, the Missed Connections Edition. Read Less