Mobile Communication (2001)

A meditation on the mobile phone both as an object and as a cultural phenomenon.

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In a rapid evolution of communication technologies, we are now capable of being contacted anywhere, any time, and any way. Mobile phones, our new appendages should mark a new era in efficiency and ease in communication. In "Mobile Communication", the custom clip art section is composed of simple pixel animations that convey thoughts or situations that are either difficult to express or repetitive and tiring. In the near future, this prototype will be operating from http://www.clip.fm using wireless messaging.

Additional sections in "Mobile Communication" include: the online store - a sampling of products that attempt to solve socially awkward situations caused by mobile phones; a "fun" interactive maze that discusses laboratory research concerning mobile radio waves effects on the brain; and a dramatization of the phone used as a global tracking device.

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Artist Statement

In a rapid evolution of communication technologies, we are now capable of being contacted anywhere, any time, and any way. Mobile phones, our new appendages should mark a new era in efficiency and ease in communication. In "Mobile Communication", the custom clip art section is composed of simple pixel animations that convey thoughts or situations that are either difficult to express or repetitive and tiring. In the near future, this prototype will be operating from http://www.clip.fm using wireless messaging.

Additional sections in "Mobile Communication" include: the online store - a sampling of products that attempt to solve socially awkward situations caused by mobile phones; a "fun" interactive maze that discusses laboratory research concerning mobile radio waves effects on the brain; and a dramatization of the phone used as a global tracking device.

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