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.