the space between us

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the space between us connects two people’s phones that are physically close. Once connected the app will display the spatial distance between each person and show an arrow pointing towards the other person.

--> is where you are

--> is where I am

As we move in different directions, our distances expand and contract. Our arrows move. Like a compass our phones will orient themselves towards each other, as if the other phone has become north. The arrow points away from the screen. Always, we are somewhere.

Across horizons, deserts, days, nights, the grids of cities, we face each other.

Source: David Horvitz

Technical notes: 


  • In the disconnected mode the arrow spins in a circle.
  • The phones will connect automatically when they are close to each other. Both phones must have the app open, and must have wifi or cell signal. There cannot be another phone with the app open within 50 yards. 
  • The arrow will appear once a distance of 0.1 km or 0.1 miles is reached.
  • Tap the unit of measurement to change between km and miles.
  • To disconnect both phones one user must tap the arrow ten times.
  • Source: David Horvitz
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iPhone plugged into a charger
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Ana Castello