The Typewriter Project

photo 4The Typewriter Project is a series of site-specific literary installations which encourage users to go analog. Governors Island is currently hosting the project’s pilot vessel, New York City’s tiniest writing den–just big enough for a seat, a desk, a typewriter, and you! The typewriter booth allows both seasoned scribners and first time typists alike to come inside and join in a citywide lyrical conversation. The Typewriter Project intends to investigate the subconscious of the city by creating unique spaces in which users can invent and add to the running narrative of each space. Each booth is outfitted with a 100-foot scroll of paper and a hidden USB typewriter kit, which allows every written entry to be collected, stored, and posted online for users to read, share, and comment upon. Look for the rustic, wooden booth situated outside building 555 on Governors Island with a commanding view of the Statue of Liberty and the skyline of lower manhattan.

3 thoughts on “The Typewriter Project

  1. Anonymous says:

    Can’t wait for this project to start this summer!!! I hear you have a great staff lined up to sit in the booth all day!

  2. […] The Typewriter Project arrives in Tompkins Square Park, a project of The Poetry Society of New York, The Poetry Brothel, and the New York City Poetry Festival. There will be a series of interactive literary art installations—small, wooden shelters just big enough for a seat, desk, and typewriter—which invite passersby to join in a citywide linguistic exchange. […]

  3. […] I find a typewriter in the park as part of The Poetry Society of New York’s The Typewriter Project, which allows people to type whatever they want and have it magically (not really magically but with […]

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