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Hello SMS Jukebox

März 1st, 2008

Hello SMS Jukebox is an interactive horoscope for partys and vernissages. People can ask all kinds of questions by sms, adding their name and birthdate. The Jukebox then blinks, a character repeats the question on the screen and the horoscope, personalized by a clever fox, gives the answer.

We built the SMS-Jukebox using: an old Nokia 6310 and a datacable, Gammu to submit the SMS to a MySQL-Database, PHP for the Horoscope-Backend and XML-output, Python and MaryTTS (thanks to Universität Saarland for their fast TTS-Server!) to generate the voices, XML and Adobe Flash to display everything on the screen. The Flash-Part was written by Barbara Rauh and the style, music and characters were created by Jim Avignon. The holy (and secret) horoscope itself lives in Scotland and Berlin.

So far we’ve had fun presenting the SMS Jukebox in Athens (Goethe Institut), Berlin (Haus Schwarzenberg), Luzern (Fumetto-Festival), Munich (Jörg-Heitsch Gallery) and New York (Deutsches Haus).

> View the Jukebox-Demo (without questions and answers)

> More pictures and details on jukebox.mtz.in