The interactive installation “YouPrompt” consists of two speech-prompters, whereby on one real videos of popular speeches can be seen running continuously on the one speech-prompter, while on the other one can view the remakes by YouPrompt participants. If however, exhibition visitors enter the installation switches so as to allow for the possibility for the viewer to even make a speech in front of an imaginary audience; supported by speech text on the prompters.

All free man, wherever the they may live, are citizens of Berlin. And therefore, as a free man, I take pride in the words: Ich bin ein Berliner!

Ich habe zwei Gründe, warum ich glaube, dass es wichtig ist, dass man zur Wahl geht, dass man zu jeder Wahl geht: Der erste Grund ist der Grund, warum wir überhaupt wählen sollten. Der zweite Grund ist, ist ein Grund warum wir die Grünen wählen sollten. Der erste Grund:  Es gibt viele Länder auf der Welt, wo es kein Wahlrecht gibt, wo Menschen dafür ins Gefängnis kommen, weil sie sich für ein Wahlrecht in der Demokratie einsetzen, wo Menschen dafür kämpfen müssen,  auf die Strasse gehen müssen und sich große Schwierigkeiten einhandeln. ..

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This catalog is suitable as introduction into the project. The selection of videos gives an idea of which motives could inspire your YouPrompt video. Since the texts of the videos is available already transcribed You can immediately begin practicing and recording.

This software enables you to record your own YouPrompt videos by way of a few clicks with your mouse. You find the prepared videos under the menu „Speeches“.

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Built your own teleprompter!

A teleprompter enables you to look directly at the camera while reading the text. Thus the YouPromt- DIY- TelePromter is a very useful tool for the re-enactment of YouTube- Videos. It is particularly helpful when the original video is in the style of a news-desks spokesman or spokeswoman – when text is spoken directly to the direction of the camera. The idea for this construction set is taken from Aram Bartholl’s blog comment: “Here is looking at you kid” (www.datenform.de)

YouPrompt

Hybrid project consisting of a website, a construction set, a workshop, and an exhibition.

Our world is a world of pictures, more and more it is a world of videos. The Internet mirrors and designs this world- in its unofficial centre YouTube. Television and cinema turn people into passive observers. YouTube offers more, and YouPrompt goes one step further by asking you to get involved with the contributions more intensively. A phenomenon standing out in anthropological research on YouTube is the counterfeiting of videos. YouPrompt takes up this trend and accords it a new face through an independent platform.

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