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Text on screen creates verbal chaos

by Critical Commons Manager

In place of the Cone of Silence from the original Get Smart TV show, the "Hall of Hush" in the film adaptation Get Smart Again dynamically converts speech to text in this hyperbolized version of an anechoic chamber. Like the rest of the film, this scene fails to be particularly funny, but it presents an ambitious example of characters interacting with text in physical space a full decade before Camille Utterback created her classic interactive installation Text Rain (1999).

The new cone of silence prevents eavesdropping by rendering speech as text in Get Smart Again

This narratively inconsequential scene presents a counter-espionage apparatus that converts spoken words to visible text resulting in a chaotic swirl of language on screen

from Get Smart Again (1989)
Creator: Gary Nelson
Posted by Critical Commons Manager