CONCEPT: *69 (2014) was a micro-project designed around reclaiming agency in response to catcalling. *69 was an experiment where I set up a server linked to a phone number that only accepted SMS text messages. Whenever someone catcalled me on the street, I handed them a piece of paper with the phone number on it. Once a text message was registered, the server would respond with a string of pre-programmed texts that sought to ask the catcaller questions about the act and explain my experience around it.
The results were twofold: I received a way to respond back to catcallers while still maintaining a level of distance, and by the end of the summer I had a dataset of all of my catcallers' phone numbers. .