While the Inst Msgrs put the finishing touches on episodes for 2010, enjoy a bonus MISSED CONNECTION, brought to awkward life by overly trained thespian Phil Van Hest. This week, a lonely Craigslister laments missing a missed connection in the first place.
INST MSGS is a web anthology series that dramatizes social media. Every week, found and audience-submitted material from the internet is dramatized with a new cast and a fresh aesthetic. Submit your own material at www.inst-msgs.com
Send us your saved IM conversations, favorite Craigslist finds, or anything you think would make a great episode and see new submissions right as they come in. Go to www.inst-msgs.com. All personal information will be edited or otherwise obscured to protect the identities of those involved.
The most telling stories are being shared everyday by ordinary people. They surge through the net as status updates, Craigslist rants or even #trending topics on Twitter. INST MSGS brings to life these often funny but sometimes poignant expressions of popular culture, revealing the bizarre ways people communicate when no one is around to talk.
Every week, found and audience-submitted material from the internet is dramatized with a new cast and a fresh aesthetic, ranging from crass comedy to musical numbers. What will INST MSGS do next? It's up to you, internet.