Saturday, 29 May 2010

Christmas Notes

Mobile Mobile is an installation made of recycled mobile phones, and with tweets plays Choir of the Bells, and is "a joyous seasonal story of upcycling* using old phones and collaboration". Each phone was assigned a tone and individually addressed by a computer "to play the jingle or whatever the qwerty keyboard wants it to do" (Gills, 2009). The idea to recycle the phones in the form of an interactive sculpture, arose through an agency-wide mobile phone upgrade process.

*Upcycling: reusing waste materials to provide new products.

Gill, S. (2009) A Christmas Collaboration. [Online]