Reading Notes

January 28th, 2012 in Interactive Telecommunications by 0 Comments

Notes for “Art By Telephone: From Static To Mobile Interfaces” by Adriana de Souza e Silva


  • When the phone become mobile, it also became artistic, social, and ludic.
  • Laslo Moholy Nagy created art by giving directions via phone to the factory.
  • Robert Huot used the telephone to be “a creator of context”, and allow visitors to participate in the art, which in turn makes it social.
  • Projects where created that used recorded messages.
  • A great deal of projects where created that used response systems to get strangers talking to each other.
  • Projects before the mobile phone phase where connected to a place & used previously recorded voices.

Mobile Phones: Bringing the Interface Into Public Spaces

  • Far more people have mobile phones than computers.
  • The mobile phones has many great possibilities.
  • “Communication art has six main characteristics”
    • “It stages physical presence at distance”
    • “It telescopes the immediate and the delayed”
    • “It focuses on the playfulness of interactivity”
    • “It combines memory & real time”
    • “It promotes planetary communication”
    • “It encourages a detailed study of human social groupings”
  • The perception of space is changed.
  • Mobile phone projects
    • Dialtones: A Telesymphony – Users would register their number in a kiosk, and they would be given a ringtone and assigned seating. During the concert, the computer would call phones in order to produce a social musical piece.
    • Blinkenlights: The Cell Phone As A Remote Controller & Game Device – Cellphones where controllers and the screen was a huge building with lamps in the windows. Considered social because it was in a public space, anyone in the public space could play it.
    • Broadening The Concept of Mobile Technologies: Blast Theory – The virtual world affects the digital world and vice versa.

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