Miu Miu presents the 8th installment of Women’s Tales with a new smart phone app by polymath Miranda July. Somebody App is a new kind of texting app with the sweetest of intentions – to connect two strangers by delivering, in person, a friend’s text. The app works like this: “When you send your friend a message through Somebody, it goes — not to your friend — but to the Somebody user nearest your friend. This person (likely a stranger) delivers the message verbally, acting as your stand-in. The most high-tech part of Somebody is not in the phone, it’s in the users who dare to deliver a message to a stranger.”
I love the idea of this app, of two strangers meeting IRL through a sort of forced performance piece.