For a solo show I presented at Seventh Gallery in April 2012, I made a classified-style flyer called Missed Connections made from a selection of notices posted on the website Chatroulette Missed Connections. I accompanied the notices with screenshots of users that I encountered while using the Chatroulette site.
Chatroulette is an online chat website that pairs you with people from all over the world for web-cam based conversations. Chatroulette is unusual because it connects you at random with other users who are logged onto the site. At any point, either user may leave the current chat by clicking “Next”, which initiates another random connection.
Chatroulette Missed Connections is a website where people post notices so that they may reconnect with someone they have met on Chatroulette. The site is an intriguing insight into the fleeting encounters that are made while on Chatroulette and the reasons why people lose their original connection, mostly due to technological failure.