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1000 Cell Phones

1000 Cell Phones

This video was recorded at 8th International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Multimedia. Emerging out of an institutional collaboration between Parsons The New School for Design (New York City) and the Academy of Arts and Design at Tsinghua University (Beijing), the mobile media installation, "1000 Cell Phones," exposes the invisible conversations that constantly occur between the networked devices we carry throughout our nomadic urban daily life. The installation consists of multiple displays that playfully visualize and animate discovered Bluetooth devices within its situated space. Devices are represented as abstract discs in dimensional screen space, colored by transcribing the devices' unique identifiers to distinctive tone and hue values. This simple but evocative effect... Show More


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