Date: 2005
Project Type: Game

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Fortune Tower

James Ford

Fortune Tower is a digital reinterpretation of the classic children's playground game Fortune Teller. However, in Ford's version the hands are mysteriously anonymous. Does the viewer play the game with the artist, the computer, or someone on the Internet? School children from Nottingham, England, who the artist met on a train, made the actual Fortune Teller object. From the artist's perspective, the piece evokes nostalgia and memories of childhood. The interactive animation is displayed on a flat LCD monitor with a computer mouse in a gallery setting.