Ellen Nickles

Visual Mode 2.0

Social web app 2020

A browser-based handheld game console for anonymous conversation. Send a GIF to the screen or change the graphics mode for some sweet shapes. Project the screen by itself for a public participatory experience.

Visual Mode 1.0 launched in 2018, and in 2020 I redesigned and rebuilt the application for a mobile-friendly experience. The screen opens in a separate window from the controller at visualmode.space.

Join the conversation--try it below or take it with you!



Visual Mode 1.0 debuted in 2018 as a pop-up installation and was created in collaboration with Alden Rivendale Jones, Beverly Chou, and Ridwan Madon.

A smiling woman looking left at a screen with a cartoon dog.
Two smiling people look left at a screen with a cartoon pepper.
Two smiling people looking right at a screen with a cartoon mushroom figure.