New Forms Festival 2004
The EMS series consists of four embroidered works in which icons and graphics from mobile phones have been incorporated into patterns reminiscent of traditional domestic needlework.
EMS (Enhanced Messaging Service) is a rapidly dating telecommunications service developed out of SMS whereby images and music can be sent along with text messages to mobile phones for purposes such as ringtones and wallpapers.
The 4 EMS patterns created for the embroideries can be sent on request to people's mobile phones. The EMS designs are also available as cross stitch patterns, together with full instructions of how to turn the designs into cross-stitched embroidery.
The EMS project has a dedicated WebPage: http://ems.endfile.com
Here users can send messages, download patterns, upload photos and get information.