The Typewriter Project is a series of site specific literary installations which encourage users to go analog. These typewriter installations—wooden booths with a seat, desk, and typewriter inside—allow professional writers and first time typists alike to join in a citywide linguistic exchange. Each booth is outfitted with a 100-foot scroll of paper and a USB typewriter kit, which allows every written entry to be collected, stored, and posted online for users to read, share, and comment upon. The Typewriter Project intends to investigate the subconscious of the city by creating unique spaces designed for contemplation.
The Typewriter Project was piloted on Governors Island in July-August 2014, will take up residence at STORY in March 2015, and will be launched in New York parks citywide in the summer of 2015. Visit The Typewriter Project’s text at www.subconsciousofthecity.com, or follow the project on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.